Esther 7:3-10

Paraphrase:

The Queen answered the King saying: “If I’ve found favor in your sight, let me live and also let my people live.”
“Someone has sought to destroy us, to eradicate from the face of the earth. If it were a smaller issue or even my people being sold into slavery, I wouldn’t have bothered the king. But this is a matter of greater consequence.”

The King replied: “Tell me, who is behind this dastardly deed? Who is it that is seeking to destroy you and your people?”

The Queen said: “It’s Haman!”

Haman’s blood left his face and he turned pale white with fear as the King stormed out of the room into the adjoining garden.

Haman was left with Queen Esther trying to explain himself when he fell onto the Queen just as the King walked back in! The King shouted: “Will you also abuse the Queen while I’m just outside?”

One the King’s eunuchs said: “look at the gallows being constructed for Mordecai, the man who saved the King’s life! It’s over 75 feet tall right next to Haman’s house.”

The King said: “That is no longer for Mordecai! Hang Haman from it immediately!”

After Haman was hanged the King’s anger subsided.

Principles:
There’s time to stand for what is good and right, even if it costs you personally.

God providentially and sovereignly places us in positions of power to serve His purposes.

Promises: NA

Parallel: Proverbs 21:1-2 Proverbs 16:2

Praise: Praise God who works everything in accordance to His Will. His is above every other authority. He is able to deliver and save. He controls the world powers and those who are in power. Nothing can come against His people that He doesn’t allow.

Preserve: God wants to use me as a leader to be bold and forthright for things that matter to Him.

Prayer: Dear God, from this story I see Esther being bold for your Kingdom purposes. Even though she had no idea how things would play out, she trusted that you had a plan to deliver her and your people. I pray for such boldness in my own life to stand for the things that are important to you. To be bold for the Kingdom of God and willing to take a stand when the need arises. In Jesus’ name. Sobeit.

Points:
Pray for your meeting.
Plan your strategy.
Present the facts.
Pray for God’s blessings.

Ponder:
How does the boldness of Esther inspire you?

What does God want you to fight for in your current situation?

How has God brought you to this position for influence?

In what way is God wanting you to trust Him with outcomes?

Practice:
When you see something that is unjust, do something about it.

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