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Grace & Favour - A Royal Promise


Esther 2:16-17

‘And when Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus, into his royal palace, in the tenth month, which is the month of Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign, the king loved Esther more than all the women, and she won grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins, so that he set the royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.’


Today, because of Jesus, you have grace and favour in God's sight. He is the Good Shepherd who takes care of His sheep. So whether it be for a job, relationship trouble, financial hardship, health or any other need, you can be certain that the Lord is by your side. You have been adopted into the royal family and your Father is well able to take care of all your needs. Not necessarily all your wants, but certainly all your needs according to His will.


‘For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.’ 

Psalm 84:11


‘But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.’

Matthew 6:33


It's important to seek Him though. Many treat God as if He is there to provide every whim and fancy but God wants a real relationship with you. If it's just about getting good stuff then you must repent and seek Him in spirit and truth.


He will take care of your needs but He (and only He) must be your first love. Otherwise it's kind of like you are a woman who marries a rich guy so she can have everything her heart desires but her heart is not really for him. God can see right through this. It's called idolatry.


We have been brought into the Royal family just like Esther. We have grace and favour from our Lord. Let's use it to bring glory to Him!


Amen?


– By Judah Ayling