ESTHER

“…I and my maids will also fast as you do. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law; and if I perish, I perish.”

Esther 4:16

Esther, her intelligence and love for her people, her understanding God’s purpose in her life at the right time and obeying with decision make her a TRUE HERO!

In Hebrew, the name Esther (Hadassa) means “star.”  Esther was a Jewish woman of the tribe of Benjamin.  An orphan, she was adopted and raised by her cousin Mordecai. For her great beauty and elegance she was chosen to be queen by Ahasuerus.

Esther is one of the key characters of the entire Bible.  When she became Queen of King Ahasuerus of Persia, her nation, Israel, was on the brink of disappearing. Satan prepared his plan to annihilate the Jews through the vizier of the empire, Haman. But before Satan could start his evil plan, God placed a very special woman, Esther, in a position where she could act according to God’s plan, assisted by her pious uncle, Mordecai. Esther’s action comes at a very important time in the supernatural struggle between Satan and Jesus Christ. The most famous phrase in this story is said by Mordecai, when Esther is hesitating whether she was going to act on behalf of her nation or take the safe path of remaining quite while Haman killed the Jews. Mordecai said, “And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14). Queen Esther risked her life by appearing before her husband, the Persian King, without being called. “I and my maids will also fast as you do. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law; and if I perish, I perish.” (Esther 4:16).  The King received Esther graciously and allowed her to unveil Haman’s plot. The King ordered Haman to be hanged from the same gallows he had prepared to begin the annihilation of the Jews.

QUALITIES: Obedient, Intelligent, Prudent, Patient, Wise, Brave, Courageous, Determined.