Esther 2: 15
The Word: Esther 2: 15 (KJV)
15 Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king’s chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her.
Esther 2: 17 (KJV)
17 And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.
Think about it
OBTAINING GRACE AND FAVOUR
In our reading today we read about Queen Esther.
The name Esther means ‘a star’. Someone beautiful that stands out.
The King wanted a new queen because the former queen (Vashti) had disobeyed him. Disobedience will always lead to a fall from grace.
Even though Esther was naturally stunning. She didn’t think she knew it all. She still listened to advice on what to wear and what make up to use from Hegai – The King’s chamberlain. So natural gift alone may not be enough to obtain favour.
Natural gift + right attitude + right counsel = obtaining favour
The King’s chamberlain knew what the King likes. He was giving Esther inside information on how to convey herself. Esther followed the right advice, The result: The King couldn’t resist her. Our text says: she obtained grace and favour more than all the other virgins….. In other words, obtaining grace and favour is not only a function of skill but of having a good attitude and following the right counsel.
In this season of grace, you will hear God clearly… You will not make costly mistakes, receive grace for obedience and obtain favour IJN
Prayer focus: Lord thank you for grace. Help me to always obey you.
Book of the month: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study starting with the Masterlife: Disciple’s cross.
On Grace: If not for the Grace of God by Joyce Meyer recommended.