"Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom
"And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!"(click on this video for "Esther's Song" by Ashley and Micha'el BenDavid)
Esther did not perish...and neither did the Jewish people...because God had gone before her and prepared the way. She was a chosen vessel "for such a time as this."
Perhaps you have had experiences in your life where you had to decide between right and wrong...and take a stand for the sake of "the people"...whether "the people" be your spouse, children, parents, friends...or office staff, employees, your business, place of employment, church, school, community, neighbors.
Possibly your action meant that you might lose your job, your position in the community, church, friendships...and sadly even family relationships.
But to choose not to take action could mean something much more detrimental to "your people".
I kind of compare it to the slogan, "Friends don't let friends drive drunk"...and so you take the keys away. You have just a moment to act...and it could change the lives of those around you forever. When you see someone headed for destruction and you choose to remain silent, refusing to get involved...you tacitly become just as guilty when they careen into the path of another vehicle and hit them head on, possibly killing or seriously injuring innocent bystanders. You may not be the one that goes to jail for vehicular manslaughter, but you will live for the rest of your life with the guilt of what could have been done "if only I had taken action".
As I stated in the beginning, to take such a course of action may not be widely appreciated by everyone. However, some may never even know what you did to stem the tide of the impending tsunami, diverting it away from the danger zones. The important thing is to know in your heart when it is the right thing to do...and to act accordingly, leaving the results to God...not seeking any glory for yourself...but giving thanks to the Lord for His guidance and protection for "your people"....