Archive for February 2nd, 2018

Three days have passed since the last chapter and Esther now goes to the King. She is taking her life in her hands, as she should not go to the King un-summoned, but for the sake of her nation, she goes.

 

God’s favour is upon her and when the King sees her, he invites her into his presence. She then offers to make a banquet for the King and Haman. The King is delighted and agrees to go. At the banquet, he asks Esther what her request is, but she will only invite them to another banquet the following day. Both the King and Haman agree, and Haman goes home boasting that he is favoured, not only by the King, but by the Queen also. Haman is still angry with Mordecai, and upon expressing this, his wife and friends tell him to put up a pole 23 metres (75 feet) high and to have Mordecai impaled upon it. Haman puts up the pole with the intention of doing just that.

 

The danger has not gone away yet either for Esther or for her nation, and Haman is still very angry with Mordecai for not showing him respect due to his office, yet Esther takes her time, and, we presume, follows God’s leading. Timing is very important to our Father God. Sometimes we can be impatient for him to move in our lives, and doesn’t he often move right at the last minute as we see it? Yet God’s timing is always perfect.

 

When our Lord Jesus died, he was the one who ordered the timing of things. Knowing the mind of Father God, He was not taken by force, he went of His own accord, to fulfil every demand of the Law, perfectly. Romans 5:6 says, “For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.”

 

Our lives are no less important to our Heavenly Father. Acts 1:7 tells us, “He said to them, “It is not for you to know the times or the seasons that the Father has fixed by His own authority.” As Esther trusted God to guide her, and we must trust Father God to guide us, and that includes waiting for His timing in all matters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prayer: Lord help me to be patient today, and wait for Your timing over my life. Amen.

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