Risking it all – Part 3

Mordecai and Esther

The one who is willing to risk it all wins it all. God risked it all to win us all. What did God risk for us? The Bible says, “For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” Read John 3:16 (HCSB). God risked what was precious to Him to reconcile you and me back to Him. 

We as a people are generally risk-averse [disinclined or reluctant to take risks], hence, we can understand why people are less likely to take any form of risk. As a people, we have conditioned ourselves to always stay in the safe or comfortable zones, however, God expects you and me to live our lives with a level of fluidity and not to be rigid and stuck in a particular way of living, because that way He can easily steer us in the direction He always intended.

Listen to what the Bible says, “Now, to the one with enough power to prevent you from stumbling into sin and bring you faultless before His glorious presence to stand before him with ecstatic delight.” Read Jude 1:24 (TPT). Ladies and gentlemen, God’s power was able to prevent Esther and Mordecai from turning to any other source for help. Watch this, when we turn to any other source for help outside God, it can be an indicator of one’s lack of faith and trust in God, and that ladies and gentlemen is a sin.

Recall the Bible says, “For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.” Read Romans 14:23 (NLT). The Bible also says, “And without faith living within us it would be impossible to please God. For we come to God in faith knowing that He is real and that He rewards the faith of those who give all their passion and strength into seeking Him.” Read Hebrews 11:6 (TPT). In other words, God’s people will be powerless to please God without faith.

My Father, thank You for Your goodness, mercy, love and favour. Thank You for Your faithfulness to me through Your Word, because, You said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” God did not abandon Queen Esther or Mordecai, and I know He is always with me.

We write. You read. Be encouraged.



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