Embracing the Danger


Embracing the Danger

May 2, 2021

Ed Traverse

Embracing the Danger




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Self-preservation is usually our first reaction to danger

Esther 4:7-11
7  and Mordecai told him all that had happened to him, and the exact sum of money that Haman had promised to pay into the
king;s treasuries for the destruction of the Jews.  8  Mordecai also gave him a copy of the written decree issued in Susa for their destruction, [a]  that he
might show it to Esther and explain it to her and command her to go to the king to beg his favor and plead with him [b]  on behalf of her people.  9  And
Hathach went and told Esther what Mordecai had said.  10  Then Esther spoke to Hathach and commanded him to go to Mordecai and say,  11  “All the
king's servants and the people of the king's provinces know that if any man or woman goes to the king inside the inner court without being
called, there is but one law—to be put to death, except the one to whom the king holds out the golden scepter so that he may live. But as for me, I
have not been called to come in to the king these thirty days.”

God uses others to inspire us to have courage

Esther 4:12-14
12  And they told Mordecai what Esther had said.  13  Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not think to yourself that in the
king's palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews.  14  For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from
another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

Radical trust will make you spiritually dangerous

Esther 4:15-17
15  Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai,  16  “Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa, and hold a fast on my behalf, and
do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my young women will also fast as you do. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the
law, and if I perish, I perish.” [a]   17  Mordecai then went away and did everything as Esther had ordered him.