…and if I perish, I perish.

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The book of Esther is such an interesting book. There could be a very good lesson in this book for all of us in this present time. Mordecai, Queen Esther’s uncle who had raised her told her to go speak to the King about a decree that he had signed (not knowing that Esther was a Jew) to destroy the Jews.

Here is her reply in Chapter 4: 12:

“All the king’s servants, and the people of the king’s provinces, do know, that whosoever, whether man or woman, shall come unto the king into the inner court, who is not called, there is one law of his to put him to death, except such to whom the king shall hold out the golden sceptre, that he may live: but I have not been called to come in unto the king these thirty days.”

Mordecai answered her this way:

“Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king’s house, more than all the Jews.
For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall their deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”   Notice Mordecai’s great faith!

This is Esther’s brave answer to her uncle:

“Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.”   (Mordecai’s faith was contagious!)

Well, the king’s edict could not be changed, but he did give the Jews the right to defend themselves against their enemies…and they were saved as a nation.  The book of Esther is short and very interesting reading.

Note: We have to keep spreading God’s Word and the way things are looking in our nation today, we may need the faith that Mordecai and Esther had and that kind of faith only comes by… not just reading but by diligently studying the Bible (hearing it) Romans 10:17.


One thought on “…and if I perish, I perish.

    For Such A Time As This « It Just Dawned On Me said:
    September 7, 2011 at 7:53 am

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