Todays study comes from Esther chapters 1-5.
There once was a beautiful woman named Esther, she was chosen out of all the single ladies in the fortress of Susa to be the new Queen to King Ahasuerus. Esther was a Jew who was raised by her uncle Mordecai. Mordecai saved the King’s life by revealing the assassination plot of two eunuchs, he told Esther who told the King on his behaf.
Now Haman was a evil man, who was a King’s official. He noticed one day that Mordecai did not bow to Haman he became angry and plotted to kill him. Haman came up with a plan to kill the Jews because that was Haman’s people. (Ps noone knew Esther was a Jew because Mordecai told her not to reveal her ethnic background.)
When Mordecai learned of the plot he sent a message to Esther. Surely she could win the favor of the King and save her people right? Well the problem was that she had not been summoned by the King in 30 days and you cant just want right up to Kingy you have to be summoned…even if you are his Wifey Queen!
And then Mordecai spoke those famous words that we all know! V. 4:14 ” Who knows, perhaps you have come to your royal postion for such a time as this.”
So Esther told Mordecai to get all of the Jewish people to fast for her for 3 days and then she will go before the King and “If I perish I perish.” Go Esther Go!!
On the third day she went before the King and invited him and Haman to a special banquet she prepared. Because every woman knows that the way to a mans heart is food!! While they were dining the King told her to ask and it will be given to her, so she asked him and Haman to another banquet for the next day (go girl win that heart!) and then she will make her request known. Meanwhile Haman was having gallows built to hang Mordecai.
There is so much we can learn from the story of Esther, she teaches us to be brave and to step up and do the right thing! Tune in Wednesday for the next 5 chapters when we find out what happens to Esther and Mordecai!