Esther 4 & 5

Here is the next installment.

And a great quote that should shake people in the Reformed doctrine to their core.

“You can see what confidence, then, [Mordecai] must have instilled in Esther. Because he says, “Look, God has a purpose to deliver the Jews. God will deliver the Jews! Whether you play your part, or whether you don’t!”

He didn’t, like some people, say, “ Because God has a sovereign purpose, Esther, you needn’t do anything.” He said, “Because God has a sovereign purpose, that’s the very reason why you should do something!” You can’t fail, in other words. “God will deliver the Jews, therefore, take steps to deliver the Jews!”

That’s divine logic. Human logic would say, “God will deliver the Jews, so let’s sit back, and let God deliver the Jews!” That’s human logic, and we see a lot of human logic today.”

Don’t be passive! Don’t be lazy! Like with Ruth and Naomi, God works through both coincidences and human initiative. So do not stifle your initiative and don’t ignore the call to do something.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s