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Esther 4

“Mordecai sent this reply to Esther: ‘Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed. 14 If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?’” v. 13-14
Esther risked her life by coming before the king. Her courageous act gives us a model to follow in approaching a difficult or dangerous task. Like Esther, we can:

1. Calculate the Cost – Esther realized her life was at stake.
2. Set Priorities – She believed that the safety of the Jewish race was more important than her life.
3. Prepare – She gathered support and fasted.
4. Determine a Course of Action and Move Boldly – She didn’t think too long about it, allowing the interlude lesson her commitment to what she had to do.

Do you have to face a hostile audience, confront a friend on a delicate subject, or talk to your family about changes to be made? When you face challenges in life, seek to know what God wants you to do, and then do it, confident that God will do His part. Rather than dreading difficult situations or putting them off, take action with confidence by following Esther’s inspiring example.

Taken from the NLT Life Application Study Bible

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  1. neely mcqueen
    March 27, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    i love this story…this is my favorite part. how great that God would use a young girl to save a generation.

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