The Game Cheat

It doesn’t matter how many hours I spend trying to conquer the game, there are some levels I just can’t get through…

Esther 8:1-17

Reference: v.10 He wrote under the name of King Xerxes and sealed the order with the royal signet ring; he sent out the bulletins by couriers on horseback, riding the fastest royal steeds bred from the royal stud. (The Message Bible)

Explore: I’m not a big one for electronic games, but if I do find a game I enjoy, I like to stick at it and progress all the way through the levels.  There are some games where the higher levels just seem impossible.  It doesn’t matter how many hours I spend trying to conquer the game, there are some levels I just can’t get through… that is, until I find the game cheat.  The cheat gives you a special password so that you are basically invincible.  It doesn’t matter what the game throws at you, the cheat can help you through any level.

Application: When King Xerxes realized the mistake he had made by allowing Haman to have authority over the Jews, he handed his authority over to Mordecai.  Mordecai went from thinking he was going to be murdered one day, to having the authority to save all the people of his nation the next.  When Mordecai had the king’s power behind him it was like he had received a game cheat.  Suddenly things just seemed to fall into place.  There are times when our lives seem so difficult.  It’s like there is a level that we just can’t seem to get past.  And yet, we need to remind ourselves that we have the ultimate ‘game cheat’.  We have the power of the Creator of the Universe behind us.  That is stronger than any earthly king’s power and gives us more assurance than any life-saving cheat in a game.

Prayer: Lord, may we rely on your power to see us through all the difficult levels in our life.  Amen.

What seems impassable in your life at the moment?

 

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.

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