Christian Devotional – November 8, 2020

Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #21

Please give me my life. Esther finally tells the King exactly what is going on and what was so important that she was willing to risk her life to come before the king. Read Esther 7:1-4.

Now the king and Haman came to drink wine with Esther the queen. And the king said to Esther on the second day also as they drank their wine at the banquet, “What is your petition, Queen Esther? It shall be granted you. And what is your request? Even to half of the kingdom it shall be done.” Then Queen Esther replied, “If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it pleases the king, let my life be given me as my petition, and my people as my request; for we have been sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be killed and to be annihilated. Now if we had only been sold as slaves, men and women, I would have remained silent, for the trouble would not be commensurate with the annoyance to the king.”
Esther 7:1‭-‬4 NASB1995

She risked her life to talk to the king and now she had a chance to present her case and share her concern. She tells the king about the plot and plan to destroy all the Jews, which would include her as well. She wants him to know that she is coming to the only person who can solve her problems.

When we are facing problems and difficulties, do we bring our concerns to the King? Do we tell him all the things that are troubling us? Do we rely on him to solve these issues or do we try to fix them ourselves. God has promised that he will care for is, but do we let him? Our trust and our confidence is in Him and no one else.

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