Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“The Favor of God”
Text: Esther 2:15
“Now when the turn came for Esther the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her as his daughter, to go in to the king, she requested nothing but what Hegai the king’s eunuch, the custodian of the women, advised. And Esther obtained favor in the sight of all who saw her.”
“The Favor of God,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
There is a Beauty of Our Commander’s Love, Grace, and Mercy that Bonds You and I To Him as His Brethren - when we walk in Loving Obedience to Him. This is The Favor of God!
This is how Esther walked as a captive slave in Persia. Her spiritual beauty of godliness and physical beauty of form and humble wisdom brought The Favor of God upon her wherever she went. “Esther obtained favor in the sight of all who saw her.”
This Favor of God belongs to His Faithful Warrior who walks in godliness and humble wisdom among mankind. The Proverbs counsels you and I to:
“Let not mercy and truth forsake you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart,
And so find favor and high esteem
In the sight of God and man.”(Prov. 3:3-4)
Esther walked in the Favor of God as a captive slave; with the king’s officer serving her in the king’s harem, and as the young lady chosen by the king to be his Queen. The search for a new Queen was over when Esther stood before the king With The Favor of God Upon her.
As her fellow Jewish Captive Daniel who became Prime Minister to 5 kings;
Esther would become Queen of Persia and grandmother of King Cyrus who would release the captives of Israel and personally support the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem.
Here’s a brief history of Cyrus:
“Cyrus is the grandson of King Ahasuerus and Queen Esther. Cambyses, Cyrus' father dies when he is 12 years old. His grandparents (King Ahasuerus and Queen Esther) summon him and his mother (Mandane) to come live with them at the palace. Cyrus is taught by Esther and the King about the laws of God and the prophecies written 150 years before by God through the prophets about him (Cyrus). When the time comes Cyrus king of Persia issues the edict for the Jews to return to Israel (Isa.44:28).”
Please hear me Warrior…. The same way God had a plan for Daniel and Esther He has a place in His Plan for you and I. Wherever you’re at right now, God has a purpose for it -
maybe a short or long purpose - and whether it’s small or great, God has a reason for it and a Place In His Plan For You RIGHT NOW, Wherever you’re at. The Favor of God Is Upon You as you walk in Love and Obedience to Him. Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy