Daily Scripture: Day 134—Esther 7

From Handbook to Scripture

READING: Esther 7

When the king and Haman went to Esther’s second banquet, the king asked Esther to name her request. She then revealed her Jewish identity to the king and pled for the lives of her people. When the king asked who would presume to kill her and her people, the queen accused Haman of the deed. Haman was terrified, and when the king went out in anger to the palace garden, Haman fell across Esther’s couch, pleading for his life. When the king returned and saw this, the guard covered Haman’s face, a sign of the king’s displeasure with him. At the suggestion of one of the eunuchs, the king ordered Haman to be hung on the very gallows he had prepared for Mordecai.

Lord, I thank You for this story about a woman who wisely discerned the fitting time and place to intercede on behalf of the Jewish people. May I also act in accordance with Your timing, Your way, and Your power.

Meditation passage: verse 3