The wicked run away when no one is chasing them, but the godly are as bold as lions. - (Proverbs 28:1)
Although she was chosen by King Xerxes to become the queen, Esther was not some vain girl who liked to stare at herself in the mirror. Esther resolved to stand up for the salvation of her people, the Jews. We have to admire her bravery as she approached the king, uninvited—at the risk of losing her life.
In a way, we all have our own king, of sorts, whom we have to deal with. It might be a boss. It might be a husband who doesn’t know the Lord. Maybe it is a Christian friend who is compromising. Maybe it’s someone who needs to hear the gospel.
Pray and ask God for His wisdom. Ask Him to give you the strength. Ask your friends to pray for you. That is what Esther did. She said, “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 4:16). Esther was as bold as a lion. She didn’t cower or cringe.
She reminds me of Elijah, who said, “I swear by the Lord Almighty, in whose presence I stand, that I will present myself to Ahab this very day” (1 Kings 18:15).
Remember, if you kneel before God, you can stand before any man. God is not intimidated by any authority figure. God is not intimidated by kings or queens. He is not intimidated by prime ministers or presidents. He is not intimidated by CEOs or movie stars or rock stars or billionaires. God will accomplish what He wants to accomplish. God will have His way.
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