“And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen…” (Esther 2: 17)
Favour and Grace: Esther wasn’t prettier than the other women who wanted to be queen
She was pretty but others were pretty too. She was fair but others were fair too. She was as qualified as others. She was even a Jew, and that could have worked against her.
Esther obtained grace in the sight of the king, and she was chosen as queen in place of Vashti. She was not necessarily the best but she was chosen. Favour spoke for her; grace made room for her. What she couldn’t give herself, favour and grace gave it to her.
Esther was a Jew, she was among those who had a covenant with God, and that covenant seemed to evoke grace that took her to her next level.
Friend, if indeed you have a covenant relationship with God, then get set:
Your next level will be delivered unto you by grace. When you are as qualified as other persons who want the same position, grace will cause you to be preferred. Favour will push you forward; grace will make room for you; even when you are on the same level as others, grace will lift you higher.
Esther didn’t only find favour and grace in the sight of the king; she was given the royal crown. Grace ushered her into her next level. God says, favour and grace will usher you into your next level; they will bring you profitable relationships and lift you higher.
John 1 vs. 16 says: “And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace”.
Declare With Me: Favour and grace shall speak for me and take me higher, in Jesus’ name!