Day Three – Living at the right time

Today’s Scripture: Psalms 139:14-16; Ecclesiastes 7:10; 2 Timothy 3:1-4

Have you ever wished you were living at a different time? Or longed for things to go back to the way they were when you were a kid? Sometimes I tune in to the “oldies” radio station and let my mind go back to the good ‘ol days. Funny thing. It’s not so much the songs I like as much as the memories they evoke. If only I could leave here and go back there . . .

God knew what He was doing when He chose our day of birth. And He certainly knew what He was doing when He allowed Esther to be born at the time when she was. A time when the Jewish people were held captive in a foreign land, forced to serve a king not their own. She could have easily become complacent by adjusting to the pleasures of palace living—servants at her beck and call, food service 24/7, no dishes to wash or laundry to fold. Every woman’s dream.

Mordecai’s question brought her back to the reality of why she was where she was when she was—“Who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?”

I think you’d agree with me that the world in which we live is getting worse. It’s like watching Timothy’s prophetic words come to life: People in love with themselves, lovers of money; boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, rash, conceited, loving pleasure more than God . . . terrible times.

And you and I are alive for such a time as this.

  • What are you doing to keep from becoming complacent? How can you become more diligent to make a difference in the world “for such a time as this”?