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Today's reading: Esther 2:1-18; Proverbs 19:20; Proverbs 18:15; Proverbs 12:15

Earlier this week we met Esther and familiarized ourselves a bit with this young woman. One particular thing that caught my attention about Esther is what we see when it was Esther's time to go to the king. Esther 2:15 says:

"When the turn came for Esther to go in to the king, she asked for nothing except what Hegai the king's eunuch, who had charge of the women, advised."

Esther was mature beyond her years. How wise that rather than relying on her own thoughts and devising her own plan (which for most teenage girls would likely be full of beautiful and glitzy clothing, professionally applied makeup, and perhaps some premeditated witty conversation to attract the king), she relied solely on the counsel and advice of her caretaker Hegai.

Esther didn't allow herself to get caught up in what was taking place around her. That's pretty significant given the situation she was in. She kept her eyes on God, and as a result, her humble, authentic, and obedient heart were evident and shone through for all to observe.

Several verses found in Proverbs align nicely with Esther's actions. I've included them below for some extra reinforcing of the importance of being teachable and seeking out advice.

"Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future" (Proverbs 19:20).

"The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice" (Proverbs 12:15).

"An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge" (Proverbs 18:15).

Is it your practice to look for opportunities to learn from others? How open are you to listening to and taking advice from someone who has knowledge in a particular area? What role does humility play in being teachable? Tami

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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