God wants to work through you

By Belina Sithole The book of Esther shows that God works through people to fulfil his purpose for our lives: ·God gave Esther the gift of beauty, and this gift allowed Esther to find favour in the eyes of the King ·God used Mordecai to save the King’s life from the guards who were plotting…

God Saves and Rescues

By Belina Sithole Esther 9:1 On the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, the edict commanded by the king was to be carried out. On this day the enemies of the Jews had hoped to overpower them, but now the tables were turned, and the Jews got the upper hand over…

Wisdom and Purpose

By Belina Sithole Esther 8:3 Esther again pleaded with the king, falling at his feet and weeping. She begged him to put an end to the evil plan of Haman the Agagite, which he had devised against the Jews. Esther 8:5 – 6 “If it pleases the king,” she said, “and if he regards me…

Favour

By Belina Sithole The King and Haman were at the second day of queen Esther’s banquet when the kings asked again what Esther’s request was, to which she finally answered:  Esther 7:3 “If I have found favour with you, Your Majesty, and if it pleases you, grant me my life—this is my petition. And spare my…

Opportunities and God’s plans

By Belina Sithole Esther 6:2 It was found recorded there that Mordecai had exposed Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s officers who guarded the doorway, who had conspired to assassinate King Xerxes. 3“What honour and recognition has Mordecai received for this?” the king asked. “Nothing has been done for him,” his attendants answered. In…

Discern the time

By Hannah Ng’uni ‘Then Esther answered and said, “My petition and request is this: If I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and fulfil my request, then let the king and Haman come to the banquet which I will prepare for them,…

Courage under pressure

By Hannah Ng’uni Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai: “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law;…

Inner beauty

By Hannah Ng’uni The king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins; so he set the royal crown upon her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. Esther 2:17 In chapter 2, we meet Esther, a lovely and beautiful…

A costly but bold decision

By Hannah Ng’uni “But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king’s command brought by his eunuchs; therefore the king was furious, and his anger burned within him”. Esther 1:12 This weeks’ bold Bible woman is Esther later known as Queen Esther. To fully appreciate her journey, we need to build some context. In chapter…

Decisions, Decisions

By Lindi Amah We are constantly making decisions, from mundane decisions to life altering decisions. Essentially every decision that we make has a significant impact on the life we choose to build even the ordinary decisions. Ruth chapter 1 opens with Elimelech deciding to migrate from his place of birth in search of food. We…