Where Do You Stand With God?
We are picking up in Chapter 2 of Esther this week, where we see Ahasuerus is getting ready to pick a new Queen. In our church service we will get into all that leads up to the king choosing Esther. I, however, can't help but seeing how God is so involved in this book that He is not mentioned in. You know what else I see? Mordecai and Esther aren't very good Jews. He doesn't seem to have a problem with her possibly marrying a Persian king. Remember, the Israelites were not to intermarry (Ezra 9:1-2; Neh. 13:23-28.) I also noticed how Esther did not keep the dietary laws as Daniel did. There were several things I noticed that they weren't doing like a good Jew should, but in seeing this, it makes the story all the more fascinating how God is working His will through these two.
The question is always, what about you? These Persians didn't even know Mordecai and Esther were Jews. If someone were to observe you for any amount of time, could they tell where you stand with God? If you are a Christian, do you have to tell someone you are a Christian for them to know? Or, can they tell just by your actions? If someone finds out you are a Christian, are they surprised?
Today we live in the greatest country in the world. We are free to worship as we please. There just might come a day when that won't be the case. I would like to invite you to worship with us this Saturday night at 6:00PM.