Re: Verse reading–Esther 4:4-17; 7:1-6 (day three)

“Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape.”  Power as firewall against fear.  It seems like a good plan.  But power is not a place to hide from the things that scare you, it’s a resource for helping the weak.  Power is a useful tool, but it’s a poor insulator.  When you will not face fear, you will not learn its limits, and so it becomes, in your estimation, more terrible–even invincible.  Fear will then defeat you.  If, on the other hand, you employ power to help those who have no voice and no standing, fear fades away.  This is power rightly stewarded.  It’s why God has given it to you, however much of it you possess.  How will you use it today?

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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