Esther Goes Before The King - Esther 5:1-8

One time our church was about to go out to the square to do evangelism. I was telling a new couple what they could expect. I gave them too much information because at one point the ladies face became red and she began to fall backwards onto the couch in my office. Afterwards this it took awhile for her to decide that she still wanted to go out with us. Once we arrived, however, God used her in an amazing way. She was filled with the grace of God and displayed great poise, love, peace and courage.

This story illustrates what I would like to focus on in our text today. Last week we looked at how Mordecai, the Jews, and Esther reacted when they heard about the decree that Haman had sent throughout the Persian Empire. The decree was sent out to ‘destroy, to kill, and to annihilate all Jews, young and old, women and children’.