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Powered by 4 - May 16, 2012

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Willing

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Esther 3   After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, and advanced him and set his throne above all the officials who were with him...

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Today we meet Haman, the man king Ahasuerus promotes to be head official in the kingdom. Haman is infuriated because Mordecai will not bow down and worship him. So, he comes up with a plan to have all the Jews under the king's rule executed via an edict Haman secures from the king. Mordecai gets word to Esther about this plot to kill off the Jews and implores her to speak to the king. That sounds simple enough, but Esther can't approach the king unless she is summoned, and if she does, she risks being put to death. But Esther rises to the challenge sending this message back to Mordecai "I will go to the king, though it is against the law, and if I perish, I perish" (Esther 4:16). 

Esther makes the commitment to do whatever she has to do to help the Jews, even if it means her life. So what does this show you about Esther? If you found yourself in an "Esther" situation, how much would you be willing to risk for the sake of Christ? Tami W.

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