Esther shows us how submission brings favor. She didn’t take matters into her own hands. This is an ingredient to receiving favor. She exemplified submission, humility and confidence in God and won the favor of everyone who saw her.
“When the turn came for Esther to go to the king, she asked for nothing other than what Hegai, the king’s eunuch who was in charge of the harem, suggested.” (Esther 2:15)
Be humble/have humility
Through her humility Esther received immediate care and attention, provision, the best place, helpers, assistants and attendants. Furthermore, her favor created favor for all around her. Through our humility, let’s create an atmosphere of favor in our lives that can overflow to others.
“God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” (1 Peter 5:5)
Honesty is a key to favor. Joseph found favor with Potiphar because he could be trusted.
“The Lord detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with Him.” (Proverbs 11:1)
“Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned.” (Genesis 39)
Wisdom is a key to favor. As Solomon makes clear in the Book of Proverbs.
“For those who find me find life and receive favor from the Lord.” (Proverbs 8:35)
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