Asked for Nothing
Asked for Nothing
15 Now when the turn for Esther the daughter of Abihail, the uncle of Mordecai who had taken her as his own daughter, had come to go in to the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king’s attendant, the keeper of the women, suggested. And Esther won favor in the sight of all who saw her. Esther 2:15.
Esther was being presented before the King. She was in a beauty contest with many other contestants to become the Queen. She could have anything that you wanted to look beautiful before the King. The Custodian for the women at the beauty contest would get anything the contestants wanted or needed.
Esther had an opportunity to ask for anything she wanted yet asked for nothing. Here is the big idea:
Favor comes when you submit. Submission is a way of gaining favor with man and God. Esther gained favor in the sight of all who saw her because she submitted to the King’s attendant. She did not operate in her own efforts but came under submission. She asked for nothing but what Hegai the King’s attendant suggested.
What would you have asked for if you were going before the King? Esther’s faith in the God of Israel, the living God, was greater than the circumstance. Her beauty and confidence in God caused her to not need anything and be able to submit to the King’s attendant. The King’s attendant knew best what would please the King. His advice was better than her own emotions, feelings and thoughts.
You can stand before the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords right now because there is now no condemnation in Christ Jesus. You have been given the Robe of Righteousness and the Crown of Righteousness because of Jesus Christ. There is no shame, fear or regret.
Jesus Christ exchanged all of your sin, fear and self-pity on the cross for HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS. You do not need to ask for anything. The favor of the Lord is with you. You are the Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
God the creator of the Universe and Redeemer of all mankind inspects the Lamb of God (Jesus) and sees HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, not your flaws and failures. You are a new creation in Christ Jesus. You are gold plated in the Righteousness of Jesus Christ.
Favor comes when you submit to the Authority of the King. You need to ask for nothing. You have everything in Christ Jesus.
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