THE LAW OF SACRIFICE-1
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.”
Esther did something that ordinary people don’t do, she went out of her way to make sacrifices. As a queen, there is a possibility that Esther could have maneuvered her way out of the impending death. This woman needn’t associate with her people at all but she did.
Esther stood the risk of forfeiting all that she had; her position as the queen, her new found fame and wealth. Worse of all her life. Solving the problem involves approaching the king without being summoned, which of course was a capital offence.
She knew the consequences of her action well and even said, “If I perish, I perish.” What a woman!
Friend, there is no greatness without sacrifice. Nobody ever amount to anything great without obeying the law of sacrifice. Something must give way for the glory to emerge.
Sacrifice means giving up of something valuable or important for somebody or something else considered to be of more value or importance. It is abandoning something to gain an advantage. Our world is filled with tales of people who have sacrificed so much that is why several beautiful things exist.
History has it that Thomas Edison spent years and tried over 10,000 times before he invented the electric light bulb. Now our world is bright and beautiful but it took a man sacrificing his comfort and time.
Moses sacrificed his ambition to become Pharaoh in order to fulfil a divine mandate. He could have remained in the confines of the palace but he left everything in order to become one of the greatest prophets of all time.
Hebrews 11:24 “By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;”
To be continued…
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