Saturday, August 6, 2011

30 Days of Esther: Day 23

"For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?" - Esther 8:6

How beautiful Esther's devotion to her people. She came before the king again, and risked her life, but this time she came broken and tearful. Her heart ached for the great injustice that was planned against the Jews. Though, she had been saved from the intended slaughter she did not forget that she had the power to rescue others!
The king replies:

"Write ye also for the Jews, as it liketh you, in the king's name, and seal it with the king's ring: for the writing which is written in the king's name, and sealed with the king's ring, may no man reverse." - Esther 8:8

What an unwise law! However, it's a reminder to us that certain things can never be undone. The King thought he was acting wisely, but he decreed something that he later greatly regretted. I'm sure that everyone can think of something that they regret, some action that are not able to reverse the effects of that decision.
Ahasuerus is a lesson for us to think through each decision we make, consider what is the wise course of action, what is the biblical course of action? Even small decisions effect our future lives. No decision should be made without prayer!

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