Pristine Grace

Will You Remain Silent?
by Joe Terrell
Will You Remain Silent?

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 tht you have come to royal position for such a time as this? - Esther 4:14

    Wherever we are, God has put us there and He has put us there  "for such a time as this."  In this story, Esther is a type of the church of the Lord Jesus.  Her uncle Mordecai, who spoke these words to her, is a type of Christ, Himself.  Our Lord tells us that we have been put in our time and place to serve His purpose "at such a time as this."  We may not know what "time" it is, and we may not know the specific "work" He will give us to fulfill His purpose, but we should always be ready to step up to do whatever work may prove helpful to the Kingdom of God in this world.  It is not as though our unwillingness to serve God's cause will result in the failure of God's purpose, for as Mordecai told Esther, "If you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place."  God has not entrusted His purpose of salvation to us, but He has given us the blessed privilege of being involved with it.  There are yet many of the Lord's sheep yet lost, and they must and will be found.  Is it not a wonderful thing to consider that God has allowed us to be involved in this great work of His?  Would we prefer to live our lives pursuing ever greater earthly riches while ignoring the opportunity to "store up for ourselves treasures in heaven?" (Luke 12:31-34)