By Belina Sithole
The book of Esther shows that God works through people to fulfil his purpose for our lives:
·God gave Esther the gift of beauty, and this gift allowed Esther to find favour in the eyes of the King
·God used Mordecai to save the King’s life from the guards who were plotting to assassinate him
·God used the palace servant who was reading to the King to bring Mordecai’s kind actions to the King’s knowledge
·God used Esther and the King to bring proud Haman down. Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall
·God used the King to save Mordecai’s life from Haman’s plot
·God used Esther, the King and Mordecai to save the Jews from their enemies
We also learn that it is important to be wise and humble in all situations, continue to do God’s work and he will lift you up in due time.
Esther 10:3 Mordecai the Jew was second in rank to King Xerxes, preeminent among the Jews, and held in high esteem by his many fellow Jews, because he worked for the good of his people and spoke up for the welfare of all the Jews.
Philippians 2:13 For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfil his good purpose.