Exaltation From God

Esther 10:3
“For Mordecai the Jew was second to King Ahasuerus, and was great among the Jews and well received by the multitude of his brethren, seeking the good of his people and speaking peace to all his countrymen.”

Unknown.jpegPsalms 75:6-7
For exaltation comes neither from the east Nor from the west nor from the south. But God is the Judge: He puts down one, And exalts another.

The book of Esther illustrates this point in a graphic way. We read of how Esther and her uncle Mordecai were exalted from obscurity to places of position, power and influence. We see not only that their exaltation came from the Lord but also how they used their position to honor the Lord. Esther used her influence to provide a way for her people to be saved and Mordecai used his to seek their good and their peace.

Whatever station we have in life we should see it as from the Lord. Our position gives us unique opportunities to influence others. Your job may have you working with a backslidden person whose family has been praying for them for years. While you have been wishing for a new position, that family has been praying diligently for the Lord to bring a godly, loving believer into their son or daughter’s life. You are the believer they have been praying for! Your position allows you access into a life that no one else has.

You may be a stay at home mom. Sometimes you wonder if what you are doing really matters. You might feel like you are living out Groundhog Day because everyday seems the same. You feed the kids, dress the kids, feed the kids, pick up after the kids, referee fights between the kids, put the kids to bed and start the cycle over the next morning. It is important to see your position as from the Lord. You have the unique opportunity to train your children in the ways of God. They will learn how to love, follow and serve Jesus by watching you. Your spiritual habits will one day be reflected in their lives.

Let’s seek to use whatever position we have been given as a means to enhance the spiritual well being of those around us. Who knows how greatly your life might impact that of another.

Pastor Jim

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