Esther teaches us two things: 1) that our net worth is not our self worth and 2) how to live in the world, instead of for the world.
God is "All Powerful" and we are all responsible
God is constant when our lives are chaos
When Mordecai learned of all that had been done, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the city, wailing loudly and bitterly.
“All the king’s officials and the people of the royal provinces know that for any man or woman who approaches the king in the inner court without being summoned the king has but one law: that they be put to death unless the king extends the gold scepter to them and spares their lives. But thirty days have passed since I was called to go to the king.”
When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish...
“…And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”
“Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.”
Your circumstances don't determine who you will become, as much as they reveal who you already are
Living in the palace is different than living for the palace
Don't allow your net-worth to become your self-worth
God brought salvation through mediation