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Purity Before the King (Esther 2:4)

Introductory Thoughts

The story of Esther is a wonderful story. As she and the other ladies prepared to present themselves before king Ahasuerus, they were provided with “things for purification.” The king considered their purity extremely important. The same principle holds true for the believers today. The Bible says, “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure” (1 John 3:2-3). Christians, soon to be presented to king Jesus, should grow increasingly concerned about their purity.

Devotional Thoughts

  • (For children): The Lord could come back at any moment to take Christians home to heaven. Would you rather be obeying or disobeying? We will give an account (a reason) to God for things we have done or not done.
  • (For everyone): 
  • In what ways could a prudent wife be a much better gift than the houses and riches of loved ones? Which one offers the most assuring and long lasting blessings?

Prayer Thoughts

  • Ask the Lord to remind you that His coming is nearing.
  • Ask the Lord to purify you as He is pure.


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