Esther’s prayers were answered as she acted in faith and approached the king. Instead of making her request right away, she invited him to a banquet – and invited Haman, the Jews’ enemy, as well! As we see the stark contrast between her wisdom and Haman’s pride, we are encouraged by Alistair Begg to act wisely and depend on God’s sovereign purpose.
1On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king's palace, in front of the king's quarters, while the king was sitting on his royal throne inside the throne room opposite the entrance to the palace.
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