Month: June 2018

King On The Hill

Haman added. "I'm the only person Queen Esther invited to accompany the king to the banquet she gave. And she has invited me along with the king tomorrow. 13 But all this gives me no satisfaction as long as I see that Jew Mordecai sitting … Continue reading King On The Hill

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

Calling together his friends and Zeresh, his wife, Haman boasted to them about his vast wealth, his many sons, and all the ways the king had honored him and how he had elevated him above the other nobles and officials. Esther 5:11 Haman despised the … Continue reading Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

The Illusion

"If the king regards me with favor and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and fulfill my request, let the king and Haman come tomorrow to the banquet I will prepare for them. Then I will answer the king's question," Esther said. … Continue reading The Illusion

Evil Can Also Show Restraint

But when he saw Mordecai at the king's gate and observed that he neither rose nor showed fear in his presence, he was filled with rage against Mordecai. Nevertheless, Haman restrained himself and went home. Esther 5:9-10 God shows restraint in order to give us … Continue reading Evil Can Also Show Restraint

Like Custom Made Jewelry

"If it pleases the king," replied Esther, "let the king, together with Haman, come today to a banquet I have prepared for him." Esther 5:4 I’m sure Esther thought through how to word her invitation. She wouldn’t reveal why she wanted the king to attend, … Continue reading Like Custom Made Jewelry

A Different Kind Of King

Then the king asked, “What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be given you.” Esther 5:3 I turned 64 this year. I can't believe it, really. I still feel like a young woman. I've got … Continue reading A Different Kind Of King

A Second Look At Prayer

Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: "Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maids will fast as you do. When this is done, … Continue reading A Second Look At Prayer