Esther: Day 7

Weekly Truth


Today's Text: Esther 4:14

Memorizing Scripture is one of the best ways to carry God-breathed truth, instruction, and reproof wherever we go.

As we read through the book of Esther, we will memorize the book’s key verse in two parts. We’ll begin with the first part of the verse—a reminder that God’s sovereignty does not depend on us.

“If you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will come to the Jewish people from another place, but you and your father’s family will be destroyed.”
—Esther 4:14a

Write this passage down and post it on your mirror or at your desk, in your car or on the fridge—anywhere you’ll see it often. Save the image below as your phone’s lock screen so you can read these words of truth throughout the day.

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  • God’s sovereignty does not depend on me, but it is a delight to answer His call to obedience (if in fact He is asking) in whatever situation and to be part of His awesome plan. Lord, help me to say “yes!”

  • For such a time as this. I’ve heard God doesn’t waste a hurt (trail) . Need to hold on to that! For now I will enjoy that the sun is UP and will go on a 10 minute run before Church!

  • Churchmouse

    There is a time to be silent, to wait on God. There is a time to speak up, to step out in faith. Lord, give me Your wisdom and discernment so I know when to do whichever. Amen.

  • I love Mordecai’s confidence that God will rescue His people regardless of Esther’s participation. Don’t we have trouble finding faith that God will rescue us from our everyday challenges (bad job, family stress, health crises) – much less protect His people as a collective? And here’s Mordecai saying “whatever happens, God will come through” like it’s a matter of fact or no big deal. I long for that kind of faith!

    • Dianne

      I agree – I love his confidence. I wonder about the second part of his statement- “you and your family will be destroyed”. Was this said from his flesh? How is it that the Jewish people, but not her, would be saved if she did not step up? Would her disobedience be punished?

  • Interesting. I also read Jeremiah 34 to 36 today. He was also sent for such a time as this. We never know what future plans the Lord has or who needs to hear the word. We speak and glorify our Lord and He sends the blessing or warning.

  • rosebergamot

    “And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for a time such as this?”

    You could replace kingdom for so many words, work, school, etc. What if we are sent to speak truth and bring light for a time such as this?

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