Bible Ballistics: BBs #112 For Such a Time As This!!!
Esther 4:14, “For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
This verse resounded in my heart and mind this morning as I heard it on the radio. What “time” is before you right now? What crises at work, that may demand that you take a stand for God and for right? What personal crises may be looming on your horizon that calls for you to step up and trust God before others that you love? What issues are you wrestling with that God wants to take and use to help others in the same boat? I don’t know the answers to those questions for you, but I know that our God has total sovereign control in all things and HE has placed you and me where we are “for such a time as this”!!!
We must be willing to stand in the gap, to stand out for God, to be bold in our courage to speak for righteousness. For as the Psalmist reminds us:
Psalm 1:1-6, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.”
Such a short Psalm, but one that so clearly reminds us that being “God’s” child carries some great responsibilities with it, yet even greater rewards. Are we available for God’s service and work at “such a time as this”? A time when it’s not popular or “politically correct” to side with God and His Word? The choice is mine! The choice is yours!
So??? Here’s our shot for today.
Will we be the “blessed” man/woman who walks with God?
Will we avoid the people, places and things that corrupt men’s hearts and minds?
Or will we choose to side with the ‘ungodly’?
It’s a choice that Esther had to make—she made the right choice. Will YOU?