Esther 5:1-3, 8:3-4a

Esther 5:1-3, 8:3-4a

Spend time in prayer and silence with God asking Him to meet with you and speak to you.

BIBLE READING

On the third day, Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the palace, in front of the king’s hall. The king was sitting on his royal throne in the hall, facing the entrance. When he saw Queen Esther standing in the court, he was pleased with her and held out to her the gold scepter that was in his hand. So Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter. Then the king asked, “What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be given you.” Then Queen Esther answered, “Iif I have found favor with you, O king, and if it pleases your majesty, grant me my life—this is my petition. And spare my people—this is my request. For I and my people have been sold for destruction and slaughter and annihilation.”

– Esther 5:1-3, 8:3-4a

DEVOTION

After three days of praying and fasting, Esther courageously approached the king with her request. Esther was born for such a time as this. Here we see God’s sovereign hand at work through the courage and faith of Esther. Esther used her influence with the king to thwart Haman’s plans to annihilate her people. Esther risked her own life to approach the king with such a request. In the end, her faith was rewarded as God saved His people once again.

THE BIG QUESTION

Are you facing opposition today? How does Esther’s story encourage you on your spiritual journey today? What have you learned about God through the story and life of Esther?

Conclude your time in prayer and silence reflecting on what God has revealed to you today?