Honor and Glory Come From God
"And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do all the words of this law. For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye go over Jordan to possess it." (Deuteronomy 32:46,47)
On account of this Word that will be in you, you will prosper. It will control you.
Daniel, by his character, was able to control the king. When he was delivered from the lion's den people knew that he was a man of God. People who will not read the decalogue, will read it in you. When you walk in the streets, people will see it in you.
Esther was a clean, godly girl. She consecrated her life and body for God. If anyone truly believes his body belongs to God, God will come and dwell in him. God will use him one day. Esther lived according to the Word of God. If anyone lives that way, God will surely come into that life and use it. We seek for importance, degrees and big jobs.
Mordecai said, "For this cause, you have been brought to this status." When some people see good and secure positions they want it for themselves. They think no more of others.
One single woman, Esther, took the responsibility for the people. That meant faith and advancement in faith. She was willing to face death or life. She stood before the king for God's people. Are you preparing yourself for such crises? The salvation of ten thousands of souls will depend on your faith. Esther lived in 476 B.C. Yet she was Christlike. Does God acclaim physical beauty? No. It was her inner beauty he commended. A woman's beauty is her inner beauty. It comes through the study and meditation of the Word of God. "Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised" (Proverbs 31:30). Esther stands dignified in her example of teaching the whole world about inner beauty. Womanhood is raised to its highest level by her character.
Haman wanted to destroy God's people. But God's hand came upon him heavily. He was hung on the gallows he himself had built. Honor and glory come from God. Those who trust in God's Word will rule this world. Saints will rule this world. Will you be one of them? Then there must be no place for sin in you. Romans 12:1,2.