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Esther 4:14 – Why are you placed where you are?

Esther 4:14 NKJV
“For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?””

These were the words that Mordecai said to Esther. The context? An evil man called Haman plotted to annihilate the Jews in the land. At that time, Esther was chosen as queen by King Ahasuerus. She had access to the King. She could be the mouth-piece to report to King Ahasuerus this evil plot of Haman and save the Jews. And Mordecai said to her “…Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”. 

Mordecai acknowledged the divine appointment of God in everything that came to pass. He knew that all things worked for the good of those who loved God. He knew that it was the duty of every believer to do what was right in God’s eyes in every situation He placed them. Hence, he prompted the question to Esther “who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this.” 

Let us similarly ask ourselves the purpose of us being placed wherever we are. What is God’s revealed will for us in those situations? What are we commanded to do? What kind of actions would bring glory to God? Let us like Esther do that which was right in God’s eyes in the situations we are placed in and give Him all the glory. Let His will be done in those situations, and not ours.

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