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And who knows...

11.03.2007

A while back I was reading the book of Esther (in the Bible) and came across these verses:
"Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, 'Do not imagine that you in the king's palace can escape any more than all the Jews. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?'" -esther 4:13-14
The Lord impressed me with this. I've heard many Bible studies on the words Esther speaks a few verses down: "and if I perish, I perish" (v.16), and the faith it took for her to say such words to a powerful king. But I really took to these words:
...and who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?...
Who knows? Who knows whether we've been placed at our jobs to witness to that one person? Who knows whether we've attained a high (or low) standing in our communities just so we can share the love of Christ to the people we meet there? Of course, the Lord knows. But isn't it utterly exciting to think that today could be the day the Lord wants to use us?! Mordecai had the foresight in this situation to know that the Lord would deliver His people one way or another, but he encouraged Esther to be a part of making it happen. Who knows...you might get to lead someone to Christ today.

I pray you do!

(For a more in depth Bible study on the book of Esther, click here.)

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