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    Christian Devotional – November 7, 2020

    Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #20 The fall. Mordecai has been honored instead of hanged. Haman is beside himself with anger. His fall has begun. Read Esther 6:11-14. So Haman took the robe and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and led him on horseback through the city square, and proclaimed before him, “Thus it shall be done to the man whom the king desires to honor.” Then Mordecai returned to the king’s gate. But Haman hurried home, mourning, with his head covered. Haman recounted to Zeresh his wife and all his friends everything that had happened to him. Then his wise men and Zeresh his wife said to him, “If…

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    Christian Devotional – November 6, 2020

    Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #19 You know what you get when you assume something? Well, apparently Haman didn’t. Read Esther 6:4-10. So the king said, “Who is in the court?” Now Haman had just entered the outer court of the king’s palace in order to speak to the king about hanging Mordecai on the gallows which he had prepared for him. The king’s servants said to him, “Behold, Haman is standing in the court.” And the king said, “Let him come in.” So Haman came in and the king said to him, “What is to be done for the man whom the king desires to honor?” And Haman said…

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    Christian Devotional – November 5, 2020

    Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #18 It’s never too late to show gratitude. Read Esther 6:1-3. During that night the king could not sleep so he gave an order to bring the book of records, the chronicles, and they were read before the king. It was found written what Mordecai had reported concerning Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s eunuchs who were doorkeepers, that they had sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus. The king said, “What honor or dignity has been bestowed on Mordecai for this?” Then the king’s servants who attended him said, “Nothing has been done for him.”Esther 6:1‭-‬3 NASB1995https://bible.com/bible/100/est.6.1-3.NASB1995 The king can’t sleep so he…

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    Christian Devotional – November 4, 2020

    Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #17 Satisfied. What does it take for us to feel satisfied? Read Esther 5:9-14. Then Haman went out that day glad and pleased of heart; but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king’s gate and that he did not stand up or tremble before him, Haman was filled with anger against Mordecai. Haman controlled himself, however, went to his house and sent for his friends and his wife Zeresh. Then Haman recounted to them the glory of his riches, and the number of his sons, and every instance where the king had magnified him and how he had promoted him above the princes and servants…

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    Christian Devotional – November 3, 2020

    Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #16 “I’m so concerned that I just can’t tell you yet.” That’s kind of how this went. Esther is so concerned thst she needs the king to share her emotion first before she tells him exactly what is wrong. Read Esther 5:4-8. Esther said, “If it pleases the king, may the king and Haman come this day to the banquet that I have prepared for him.” Then the king said, “Bring Haman quickly that we may do as Esther desires.” So the king and Haman came to the banquet which Esther had prepared. As they drank their wine at the banquet, the king said to…

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    Christian Devotional – November 2, 2020

    Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #15 The king loves Esther. Even though she was not supposed to go to him, she did and the king responded out of love smd concern. Read Esther 5:1-3. Now it came about on the third day that Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace in front of the king’s rooms, and the king was sitting on his royal throne in the throne room, opposite the entrance to the palace. When the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, she obtained favor in his sight; and the king extended to Esther the golden scepter…

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    Christian Devotional – November 1, 2020

    Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #14 “I need help!” Esther realized that she could not do this herself. Read Esther 4:15-17. Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai, “Go, assemble all the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maidens also will fast in the same way. And thus I will go in to the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.” So Mordecai went away and did just as Esther had commanded him.Esther 4:15‭-‬17 NASB1995https://bible.com/bible/100/est.4.15-17.NASB1995 Mordecai had reminded her of her responsibility, and Esther…

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    Christian Devotional – October 31, 2020

    Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #13 The purpose. All through this time Esther may have wondered, “why me?” Well, now Mordecai explains what her purpose could be. Read Esther 4:9-14. Hathach came back and related Mordecai’s words to Esther. Then Esther spoke to Hathach and ordered him to reply to Mordecai: “All the king’s servants and the people of the king’s provinces know that for any man or woman who comes to the king to the inner court who is not summoned, he has but one law, that he be put to death, unless the king holds out to him the golden scepter so that he may live. And I…

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    Christian Devotional – October 30, 2020

    Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #12 Response. How would you respond in the face of destruction? Mordecai chooses to publically share his response in order to make Esther aware of the situation. Read Esther 4:1-8. When Mordecai learned all that had been done, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city and wailed loudly and bitterly. He went as far as the king’s gate, for no one was to enter the king’s gate clothed in sackcloth. In each and every province where the command and decree of the king came, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping…

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    Christian Devotional – October 29, 2020

    Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #11 Annihilation. That is what the Jews faced because of Haman’s decree. The message went out and Jews began to contemplate what they were going to do. Read Esther 3:12-15. Then the king’s scribes were summoned on the thirteenth day of the first month, and it was written just as Haman commanded to the king’s satraps, to the governors who were over each province and to the princes of each people, each province according to its script, each people according to its language, being written in the name of King Ahasuerus and sealed with the king’s signet ring. Letters were sent by couriers to all…