Esther also was taken to the king’s palace
and entrusted to Hegai, who had charge of the harem. She pleased him and won his favor.
Immediately he provided her with her beauty treatments and special food. He
assigned to her seven female attendants selected from the king’s palace and
moved her and her attendants into the best place in the harem.
When the turn came for Esther (the young
woman Mordecai had adopted, the daughter of his uncle Abihail) to go to the
king, she asked for nothing other than what Hegai, the king’s eunuch who was in
charge of the harem, suggested. And Esther won the favor of everyone who saw
her. -Esther 2
Esther went in unto the king in the seventh
year of his reign. So far it has taken four years to get a new queen, I wonder
how many maidens the king’s gone through during his search; that is a topic for
Esther seems to find favour everywhere she
turned, the beautiful slave girl crowned queen in a foreign land. Looks like a
typical story of divine benevolence, and seriously this is probably the case
otherwise it’s difficult to understand why the king will choose her among so
many or why he hasn’t made a choice before getting to her. It couldn’t just be
Favour is a subject misunderstood sometimes,
I don’t believe it could really be purchased, in my opinion; it’s more about
things you do because of who you are not because of what you want. It’s
acceptable to pray for favour and I actually encourage it but in addition to
prayer, you must also labour to be a ‘favour-able’ person.
We all grow every day; the person you were
last year is no longer around anymore. For better or otherwise we all change.
Make every effort to ensure your change is for the better. In the words of Cicero, “glory
follows virtue as if it were its shadow” if you build virtue first, glory will
As you grow in favour with God and man, I
see you step into your desired overflow in Jesus’ name