“Setting the Table” (Ester 1:2-8) Sunday, October 4, 2020
Our reading is from Esther chapter 1 verses 2 through 8. Listen to God’s word.
2In those days when King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne in the citadel of Susa, 3in the third year of his reign, he gave a banquet for all his officials and ministers. The army of Persia and Media and the nobles and governors of the provinces were present, 4while he displayed the great wealth of his kingdom and the splendor and pomp of his majesty for many days, one hundred eighty days in all. 5When these days were completed, the king gave for all the people present in the citadel of Susa, both great and small, a banquet lasting for seven days, in the court of the garden of the king’s palace. 6There were white cotton curtains and blue hangings tied with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and marble pillars. There were couches of gold and silver on a mosaic pavement of porphyry, marble, mother-of-pearl, and colored stones. 7Drinks were served in golden goblets, goblets of different kinds, and the royal wine was lavished according to the bounty of the king. 8Drinking was by flagons, without restraint; for the king had given orders to all the officials of his palace to do as each one desired.
Here ends our reading. May God bless our hearing and understanding of these words.
@Copyrighted by Rev. Dr. Troy Sybrant Sermon: “Setting the Table” (Ester 1:2-8) Sunday, October 4, 2020
“Setting the Table”