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Esther: Dying for the King

Esther is a story that I finally grew up and read and loved. Not to take away from all that already makes the story great, but there is something that really leaps off the page to me. Quite literally, it’s like God saying look here!

So as I look, I learn. Finally.

Chapter 4, Verses 15-16

15 Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: 16 “Go and gather together all the Jews of Susa and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will do the same. And then, though it is against the law, I will go in to see the king. If I must die, I must die.”

Esther decided that she would die to see the king if she had to.

How many of us are willing to die for our king, Jesus? We aren’t even willing to die to ourselves daily like we should, let alone physically die to see Jesus.

I never grasped the fullness of what Esther was saying until recently.

I need to be like Esther. If I must die to see Jesus, then I must die. Oh well. I should be honored to know that a death to see the king will never and can never ever be in vain.

What are you willing to die for?

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