א Aleph (第一段)
Today’s passage is Esther 5:1-14. There are many great lessons we can learn from this passage. Let’s go!
Esther 5:1-2 (NIV)
1 On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the palace, in front of the king’s hall. The king was sitting on his royal throne in the hall, facing the entrance.
2 When he saw Queen Esther standing in the court, he was pleased with her and held out to her the gold scepter that was in his hand. So Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter.
On verses 1-2: Before approaching the king, Esther puts on her royal robes. By putting on her royal robes, this reminded everyone – especially Esther herself and her husband the king – who Esther was: that Esther is royalty. When Esther approaches King Xerxes, King Xerxes is pleased with her, accepts her into his presence and addresses her “Queen Esther” (v3). Likewise, when you approach your Father’s throne in heaven, put on your royal robes. In other words, remember who you are in Christ. Remember that you are robed in Christ’s righteousness, endowed with Christ’s authority, chosen and precious to God, pleasing and acceptable in His sight. When you see yourself that way, it changes the way you pray. You can approach God with confidence, authority, love and authenticity when you know who you are in Christ.