The Seriousness of Matters

Mordecai let his cousin Esther read the decree that the Jews were to be exterminated, and wanted her to approach the king to stop it, but she wanted Mordecai to know the seriousness of approaching the king uninvited, “Then Esther spoke to Hathach, and gave him a command for Mordecai: ‘All the king’s servants and the people of the king’s provinces know that any man or woman who goes into the inner court to the king, who has not been called, he has but one law: put all to death, except the one to whom the king holds out the golden scepter, that he may live. Yet I myself have not been called to go in to the king these thirty days'” (Esther 4:10-11).
She believed her cousin did not know the seriousness of the matter, but truly she did not know the seriousness of the matter, as he would reveal to her.
She looked at her own risk, but he made her see the larger issue, making her understand that she lived for a cause greater than herself, and when she saw that, she became a greater woman who grew even more in inner beauty more than she had before.
Do you focus on personal issues, or matters greater than yourself?

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