Esther is a book which does not even mention the name of God; the GOD of Israel; the LORD God of hosts. Yet when you have eyes to see, and ears to hear you will see Him fully at work in the lives of His people and the nations.
There have been, and are protests/riots in our nation. This is a cry for help, but it has the appearance of a cry for help to the wrong place, for the wrong reason, and the wrong way. These riots of late are signs of anarchy, not freedom, and can become very violent, and destructive. I want us to look at a man, and an event in the book of Esther which; even though He is not mentioned by name; talks with God through his faith, and courage…
“When Mordecai perceived all that was done, Mordecai rent his clothes, and put on sackcloth with ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and cried with a loud and a bitter cry; and came even before the king’s gate: for none might enter into the king’s gate clothed with sackcloth. And in every province, whithersoever the king’s commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.” Esther 4:1-3 (KJV)
The king Ahasuerus of Persia had appointed a Hebrew hating man, Haman, to the second seat of authority. Had given him the authority to destroy the Hebrew people. Haman was a man who had a long hate relationship with Jewish people; even since Samuel killed Agag (1 Samuel 15).
There is the very mistaken thought being promoted in this wicked world that “Hate is a learned behavior”. Let me tell you that genuine love is a learned behavior. Have you ever watched a newborn baby? They are solely about themselves. They want to be fed. They want to be changed. They want what they want and they want it now. You will not like that thought, but it is the truth. A child must be taught to love; it is not natural. Lust is natural. Love is supernatural and comes solely from God. That one is free of cost, but may cost you much.
There is a way of getting things done for good and God’s glory. Mordecai did what any God loving Jew would do. It is what any God and Christ loving Christian must do to in order to affect change in a wicked society, culture, and world. We must tear our hearts; make loud and bitter cries of help to our brothers and sisters in Christ, and plead with God to intervene in His power and glory. When you read through the book of Esther you will find that God does protect the Hebrew people, fulfills His word. Because He loves His people.
Pray for God to move. First in your own heart and life. Confess your sins. Repent, and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. The change will begin in you and me.