13 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. 14 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?”
15 Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai:16 “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.”
17 So Mordecai went away and carried out all of Esther’s instructions.
- How does Esther 4:16 end?
- Have you ever done anything that could cost you your life?
- Name the things or the people that you are willing to die for. Can you think of anything that is worse than dying?
- How does Jesus’ actions mirror that of Esther?
- How do Jesus’ action differ than hers?
- What decision does Esther make that results in the deliverance of the Jews?
- Where do you find that decision?
- What would you have decided if you had been Esther?
- Who was showing love for their neighbor in Esther?
- Who discovered joy?