An Important Name In History

As recorded in Esther 5-6, Esther takes a risk in approaching the king because anyone who would approach the king in the inner court without being summoned by the king would be put to death. The only exception was if the king extended the gold scepter to spare their life.

Esther set out to meet with the king even under this stressful circumstance for she had no idea if the king would be pleased to see her. Would he extend the gold scepter to her? With boldness, she stood in the inner court of the palace in front of the king’s hall (Esther 5:1). When the king saw Esther, he was pleased and held out to her the gold scepter in his hand (Esther 5:2).

Esther delayed her request of the king for another day. Sometimes we have to wait for the right time and opportunity to take action. God’s providence will set up a proper time for his purpose to be carried out. The hand of God was involved in the events of chapter 6. The king couldn’t sleep and requested the record of his reign to be read to him. The event of Mordecai saving the king from assassination was read and the king wanted to reward Mordecai.

We can see how God is working for Esther in this event to set up her success. She went boldly to the king and today we can come boldly to the throne of grace with our petition. He has the power to set our day up so that everything falls in place for a successful day. This day with God can be amazing because of who He is and who we are; an important name in history – one of His children.

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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