The king’s heart is the hand of the Lord. He direct it like a stream of water anywhere he pleases_ (Proverbs 21:1)
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts. Do not be upset when a king in your life has not given you favour, for a king’s heart is in the hands of the Lord. The heart of every king.
There are also many offices a man might fulfill as a king – father of a household, manager of a department, pastor of a church, coach of a team, prime minister of a nation.
Moreover, the mans king’s heart is hard to convince, unless you are with the strategy. The Bible says that the king act with authority and no one can challenge what he does. It continues by saying, run away from the kings anger because it can destroy you. If you want to gain a Favour from the king, buy him a gift.
When human evil goes unchecked, bad things happen, and bad people can sometimes turn into monsters. The author of Exodus is showing us that Pharaoh was responsible for the evil in his heart. he crossed his heart at a point of no return. At this point, God re-purposes to his own will.
The biggest demon is not the devil but ignorant
When we left our story, a cruel man named Haman had convinced King Xerxes to command the killing all of the Jews in his kingdom. By royal decree, the date was set. The Jews had only months to live.
Queen Esther was challenged by her cousin, Mordecai, to go before the King and make an appeal for the lives of the Jews. Esther struggled with this challenge. Simply going before the king without being invited could result in her own death.
As she walked into the courts of the king, the most dramatic scene in the Book of Esther unfolded. Certainly, all those who watched the beautiful queen approach the king held their breath in anticipation.
King Xerxes extended his scepter to Esther, as a symbol that he would allow her into his presence.
Esther found favor in his eyes. Note: Parallel to Salvation and coming into the Presence of God Salvation is made possible by God, who grants sinful and undeserving men and women to draw near to Him when this should mean death for us.
Sin separates men from God. God cannot dwell in the presence of sinful men nor can sinners approach a holy God. We see this illustrated by King Xerxes. The law stipulated that no one could approach the king unless invited by him.
Those who came uninvited were put to death, unless the king extended his scepter and graciously spared their life.
We cannot approach God apart from His grace in granting that we might come into His presence. And this we can do only because He extended Himself to us in the coming of Jesus Christ. In the righteousness of Jesus Christ, we can approach God boldly. Our grace in Christ is real