Center of Hope Devotion – June 10, 2021

Dear Friends,

When the turn came for Esther (the young woman Mordecai had adopted, the daughter of his uncle Abihail) 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. And Esther won the favor of everyone who saw her (Esther 2:15).

What do you do when you’re a young woman vying to be the king’s next queen?

The Bible doesn’t say much about Esther’s personality or feelings. But the Bible does give us some clues about this young heroine of the faith. From this passage, it seems Esther was wise enough to seek—or at least listen to—and follow the advice of more experienced people.

First she listened to Hegai. Whatever he told her about winning the king’s heart worked! And other Scriptures tell us that Esther repeatedly asked for and followed Mordecai’s advice.

God often uses more seasoned Christians to give advice to less seasoned believers. You’re wise when, instead of trying to go it on your own, you ask godly people with more experience for insight.

Prayer Suggestion: Ask God to send you wise counselors.