Published Date: April 29, 2019
Wisdom Brings Honor and Favor
For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
(Esther 4:14 ESV)
Wisdom brings honor and favor…God has given us unlimited access to His wisdom, to provide solutions and direction to any situation on earth. The story of Queen Esther is one example of when the wisdom of God brought honor. Queen Esther was used by God to save her people, a woman “chosen for such a time as this.”
When alerted of Haman’s plan to kill the Jews in her kingdom, Esther went against royal protocol and entered into the king’s court unannounced. The king (because of God’s favor) pointed his scepter at her and allowed her to enter. With wisdom, Esther invited the king to a banquet (Esther 5:2, 4). She didn’t enter his presence “bad-mouthing” Haman. No, that would not have been godly wisdom. Instead, wisdom said, “Please come to dinner.”
(You can read the rest of this story in the book of Esther how the wisdom of God saved the entire Jewish race and promoted Esther and her cousin Mordecai to high positions in the royal court.)
When you operate in God’s wisdom instead of according to your own natural understanding and desires, you too will receive honor and favor as well as what you are believing for from God.
Dear God, help me to be wise in all my decisions, communications and actions. I seek godly wisdom through meditating Your Word, by asking in faith, and praying in the Spirit. I receive favor and honor, solutions and direction in (name your need or situation). Thank you that You have raised me up in Your kingdom, like Esther, for such a time as this. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.