Why was the story of Esther included in the chronicles of Israel and Judah? I expect it was to be an example of God’s willingness and ability to use even one or two people who were committed to God to save the whole population of the Jewish people in the Persian empire. Mordecai told Esther that perhaps God had brought her to this position of Queen for the purpose of saving the people.
God can use each one of us for his purpose if we are committed to God’s truth and are obedient to God. We are created to do the work which God prepared for us to do. God has a time and a purpose for each person who follows him. (see Ephes 2:10, Ps.139:16)
Do you believe that God created you for a specific purpose, like Esther? Would you commit yourself to God and discover the purpose for your life?
Dear Lord God, thank you for being my Creator and for sending Jesus to be my Saviour and filling me with your Holy Spirit. I ask you to reveal to me the work which you have prepared for me to do.
A New Hallelujah – Michael W. Smith
In 2023, each week's blog is a follow-up reflection written by the preceding Sunday’s preacher to dig deeper into the sermon topic and explore engaging discussion questions.