Thursday, July 14, 2011

30 Days of Esther: Day 6

And the thing was known to Mordecai, who told it unto Esther the queen; and Esther certified the king thereof in Mordecai's name." - Esther 2:22

I imagine you've heard the expression, "Be sure your sin will find you out." Or something to that effect.
At the end of chapter two of the book of Esther only three verses are used to tell an exciting story. Esther has been made queen. Mordecai who is some kind of officer in the king's court is sitting in the gate, when he is somehow made aware of an assasination plot by two of the king's officers, chamberlains, who were angry with the king.
Mordecai, doing what was morally correct and what was one more piece in place in the jigsaw puzzle, told Esther. Esther made sure the king was informed and that Mordecai received the credit. These men were investigated and executed.
These men undoubtedly believed that they're scheme was secretive, that no one would find out about it.
"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil." - John 3:19

Have you ever felt the need to turn off the tv or your computer when someone enters the room? Are you ashamed of the music you listen to or the books you read? Do you need to stop your conversation when the subject of it approaches?
The need to keep something secret is often a sign that it's immoral. But, as we can learn from these men, nothing is secret, not truly.
The Lord knows our thoughts and the desires of our hearts. However Mordecai uncovered the plot against the king, whether they told him trying to acquire his assistance or whether he simply overheard them, it was the Lord who revealed it to Him.
The next time you think that your evil deeds are hidden from the world around you, consider that God sees your heart, and nothing is hidden from Him!
"But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart." - I Samuel 16:7

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