- May 23, 2021
- Posted by: Dr. Nnamdi Elenwoke
- Category: Inspiration
Hello lovelies; today I am going to inspire you and probably change your life in the positive direction.
Psalm 23:5 says, “ You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies”. As I don’t often lay much emphasis on “enemies” I prefer to use obstacles and challenges that could weigh us down.
Today I am going to tell us the story of an important woman in the Bible and how she used what she had to get what she wanted. Her name is Queen Esther, a fellow human being like all of us.
Let’s get straight to the book of Esther chapters 3,4,5.
King Ahaserus was the king of Persia said to have ruled from India to Ethiopia and he had a servant named Haman, his second in command. At that time the Jews were exiles being captured during the reign of Nebuchadnezer, king of Babylon. Through the connection of Haman , the king made a decree that everyone would bow down to him. Mordecai, one of the Jewish captives however failed to reverence Haman but chose to bow down to his God.
This got him mad and sought a way to destroy Mordecai. When Mordecai got wind of this , he informed Queen Esther who declared a fast for three days. At the end of the fast, the queen invited the king and Haman to a banquet in her house. That was her opportunity to get close to the king and present her request. Fast forwarding , on one occasion the king asked Haman what could be done to someone the king wishes to honour. Thinking he was the one he made a very juicy suggestion which was welcomed by the king. Surprisingly King Ahaserus asked him to do that which he suggested to Mordecai.
To end the story Esther reminded the king that Haman ordered the hanging of Mordecai and killing of all Jews and she wasn’t to be left out being a Jew. The king was infuriated and ordered for immediate hanging of Haman, with the same things he had prepared for Mordecai.
Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. (Philippians 4:8)
GOD HAS PREPARED A TABLE FOR YOU was written by Udoamaka Elenwoke. A professional Italian nurse and you can follow her on Social media.