Summary: With all that seems to be going wrong in society and around us it could well be that we were placed here for Such a Time as This
Est 4:8 Also he gave him the copy of the writing of the decree that was given at Shushan to destroy them, to show it unto Esther, and to declare it unto her, and to charge her that she should go in unto the king, to make supplication unto him, and to make request before, him for her people.
Est 4:9 And Hatach came and told Esther the words of Mordecai.
Est 4:10 Again Esther spoke unto Hatach, and gave him commandment unto Mordecai;
Est 4:11 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 scepter,that he may live: but I have not been called to come in unto the king these thirty days.
Est 4:12 And they told to Mordecai Esther’s words.
Est 4:13 Then Mordecai commanded to answer, Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king’s house, more than all, the Jews.
Est 4:14 For if thou altogether holdest thy peace, at this time, then shall there enlargement and 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?
Here we find Esther in somewhat of a peculiar situation. Earlier we had seen where Vashti had crossed the king and he had cut her off or excommunicated her and had given away her inheritance. This no doubt was still fresh on the mind of the people as well as Esther and the king.
What Mordecai was asking her to do was dangerous to the point of deadly. Esther was in fact the replacement for Queen Vashti. By all rights she had no business in the position she was in. But God placed her there for a purpose.
Now Haman put a bounty out on all of the Jews, not just Mordecai. He sent out a decree with the kings seal instructing the destruction of the jews.
Things all around were going wrong but it appeared if Esther had the courage and the faith that she might help save her people. It appeared as though Esther had been placed in this position for such a time as this.
Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Heb 11:2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
Heb 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Heb 11:4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
Heb 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Heb 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness, which is by faith.
Heb 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
Heb 11:9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
Heb 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
Heb 11:11 Through faith also Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
Heb 11:12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead,so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore, innumerable.
Heb 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.