TEENS Open Heavens Daily Devotional: Only A Privilege – (Tuesday 4 October) – By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: ‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the Lord Almighty. – Haggai 2:8
Please Read: Esther 4:10-14
4:10 Again Esther spake unto Hatach, and gave him commandment unto Mordecai;
4:11 All the king’s servants, and the people of the king’s provinces, do know, that whosoever, whether man or woman, shall come unto the king into the inner court, who is not called, there is one law of his to put him to death, except such to whom the king shall hold out the golden sceptre, that he may live: but I have not been called to come in unto the king these thirty days.
4:12 And they told to Mordecai Esther’s words.
4:13 Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king’s house, more than all the Jews.
4:14 For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
Bible In One Year: Numbers 1-2; 1 Corinthians 15:35-58
It is a privilege to use what you have – talent, time or money to build the kingdom of God. Jesus, when He was still on earth had declared that He will build His church and no power can stop it (Matthew 16:18). He has plans and it will definitely happen. If you are willing and available, He will use you. But, if you are not, He will replace you. He has all the materials and resources He needs (Psalm 24:1, Haggai 2:8) so really just doing you a favour by allowing you to be involved.
When the Israelites were about to be destroyed, Mordecai advised Queen Esther to speak to the King about it. She initially refused because she could be killed if she went to the king without invitation. God cannot be stranded. If Esther had refused to take the risk, He would have used someone else. Has God blessed you with something – talents, time, skills or money? Are you using it to witness about God and build His Kingdom? Be wise today!