When Mordecai, Esther’s uncle, uncovered the evil plan of Haman to destroy the Jews, Esther risked her life to bring this plot to the king’s attention. Because the king found favor in Esther, he gave his signet ring to Mordecai and appointed him to a high position in Haman’s place. As Esther pleaded for the king to revoke the evil plan and spare her people, the king made a remarkable declaration.
King Xerxes gave Esther and Mordecai the authority to write their own decree in his name and seal it with the king’s ring.
Once the secretaries were summoned and had finished writing out orders to Mordecai’s specifications, verse 10 says, “Mordecai wrote in the name of King Xerxes, sealed the dispatches with the king’s signet ring, and sent them by mounted couriers…”
Mordecai exercised his irrevocable authority as the king’s servant. The deal was signed, sealed, and delivered.
Just like Mordecai and Esther, we too have authority given to us by our King to exercise our right as His chosen people. We no longer have to give in to the temptation of sin in our lives. When we make a decision to change our lives for the better, we can move forward with confidence. God’s Word gives us evidence of His sealed covenant with us. His Word also provides us with all the support we need to continue walking victoriously while leaving our conquered sins behind us.
I’d like to say I haven’t spoken another negative word since that time, but that wouldn’t be the truth. Once in a while temptation finds its way back again. The difference is, now that I have accepted the victory of God’s promise, I recognize the temptation when it happens and turn immediately to God for help.
God signed His promise on my heart, sealed it with His Word, and delivered me from my sin. All I needed to do was admit my need for change and commit to doing my part.
Is there something in your life you want to leave in your past so you can move forward in victory? The first step is to admit the need for change, then commit to hearing what God has for you. Let’s get started together this year. We can do it, for real this time!
Next week a good friend will be stopping by to share about deepening our prayer life. She is not just an author. She is also a genuine, sweet person. Until then, I am including a link below to some resources you may find helpful for reading more of God’s Word and understanding His will for your life. This site is offering a one scripture a day study throughout the year. Feel free to take a peek.