July 17, 2019 – Destiny


 July 17
 Daily Reading – Esther 1-4 / Acts 16:25-40


Esther 4:16 Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish


       What is your destiny? That might be considered a tough one for us to answer. Some might even say that it would depend a little bit on how old we are at the time we are asked that question. If you growing older I years, you might say my destiny is to retire and enjoy what years of life I have left here on this earth. While, if you’re a younger person, you might say you’re not sure what your destiny in life is. You haven’t settled yet on a career. I do understand those answers, however it does not really answer the question. What is your density. Ester faced this dilemma and had to face her real destiny.

      All the Jewish people had been condemned to die Haman’s decree by permission of the King. This left the King’s wife in a tough spot. She was a Jew, but the King didn’t know it. Now her uncle Mordecai who raised her is asking her to go before the king and ask for this decree to be lifted. The first problem is, no one, not even the Queen is allowed to just go talk to the king without an invitation. If the King doesn’t approve of your visit, you’ll be put to death. The second problem is, she will have to tell the King that she is also a Jew. Again, because of the decree, she could be put to death. Her uncles says, this might be the reason God has you here at this time as queen. This might be your destiny. Still, Ester deals with the true destiny of us all. She said, “If I perish, I perish.” You see, we’ll all face this final destiny of death.


    What you do here on earth is not truly your destiny. It’s a calling. Your destiny is the same as everyone else. Hebrews 9:27 says; “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” That’s the destiny we all must face.

Are you joyfully dedicated?

Living In His Word Ministries
    “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

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