The Price of Faith
Esther is a clear picture of Jesus and a picture of us at the same time. Like Jesus, she is willing to sacrifice everything, even her life, to save her people. And like we will someday face our king as He separates the goats (those not in Christ) from his sheep (his beloved), she faced her king for judgment and was pardoned. But unlike Esther, Jesus does sacrifice His life to save us from our sins. We are born under a king’s edict that says the price of our sin is death. For a long time, they sacrificed animals in their own place to pay that price. Then, Jesus paid the price once and for all. That is why He is the Lamb of God.
Even though Esther conformed and made every effort to fit in, God knew her heart and He used her to save his people. God uses us too, even if we’re in a situation where we must keep silent about Him. He is sovereign. He is omniscient. He has gone before us and He knows what needs to happen in order to work out his plans. Even when it seems that He is not at work in a situation, He is there. Just like Joseph said, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives,” (Genesis 50:20, NIV).
“So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him” (2 Peter 3:14, NIV).
With Love In Christ,