Christian Devotional – October 23, 2020

Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #6

Impact. Esther made an impact everywhere she went. Read Esther 2:5-9.

Now there was at the citadel in Susa a Jew whose name was Mordecai, the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjamite, who had been taken into exile from Jerusalem with the captives who had been exiled with Jeconiah king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had exiled. He was bringing up Hadassah, that is Esther, his uncle’s daughter, for she had no father or mother. Now the young lady was beautiful of form and face, and when her father and her mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter. So it came about when the command and decree of the king were heard and many young ladies were gathered to the citadel of Susa into the custody of Hegai, that Esther was taken to the king’s palace into the custody of Hegai, who was in charge of the women. Now the young lady pleased him and found favor with him. So he quickly provided her with her cosmetics and food, gave her seven choice maids from the king’s palace and transferred her and her maids to the best place in the harem.
Esther 2:5‭-‬9 NASB

Her uncle loved her and provided for her. The head servant was also taken by her and was willing to give her the best of the best. The Bible doesn’t specify exactly what it was about her that caught his attention, but she was just genuine and beautiful and that was enough.

What is the impact that we have on those we are around? Are people built up because they have spent time with us?

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