Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Esther: For Such A Time As This

Esther; For Such A Time As This   Chapter 7
Carri Lynne Pratt

"Then King Ahasuerus said to Queen Esther,
"Who is he, and where is he who has dared to do this?
And Esther said, "A foe and enemy! This wicked Haman!"
Then Haman was terrified before the king and the queen."
Esther 7:5-6

The Bible clearly tells us in Proverbs 22:8, You Reap What You Sow and we see in this passage that Haman has found out how true that is for him.  It also tells us in Proverbs that, "Whoever digs a pit will fall into it." Proverbs 26:27

This week we are reading Chapter 7     Read Here   Listen Here

We see that Haman was very proud of his plan up to this point. So what changed?  The biggest difference was his evil activities were exposed when he was confronted by someone more powerful than himself. Someone who had the power of life and death over him.

We can draw a comparison between Haman and King Ahasuerus to humans and The Lord Jesus.  It tells us in Philippians:

"At the name of Jesus every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Philippians 2:10-11

We humans go about our daily lives engulfed in a sinful society, often times hardly noticing the evil of our ways.  However, when Jesus comes to judge the living and the dead His light will expose the darkness.  We will all bow our knee to Him and be forced to make an account for our lives.  Do you think there will be anyone on the earth who will be terrified to see Jesus in person?  

Actually, everyone who has not accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior should be terrified to see Him face to face.  Jesus has the power of life and death over  all.  The very Good News is that all who have "Confessed with (their) mouth that Jesus is Lord and believed in (their) heart that God raised Him from the dead will be saved!" Romans 10:9 will not be terrified but be over joyed!

Spiritual Reflection: Consider what you are reaping and what you are sowing.  Jesus tells us we can recognize His disciples "by their fruit." Matthew 7:20  What kind of fruit are you reaping?

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