Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Esther Chapter 5
Metaphysically Interpreting Esther 5:1-8
5:1Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king's house, over against the king's house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the entrance of the house.5:2And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favor in his sight; and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre. 5:3Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be given thee even to the half of the kingdom. 5:4And Esther said, If it seem good unto the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have prepared for him. 5:5Then the king said, Cause Haman to make haste, that it may be done as Esther hath said. So the king and Haman came to the banquet that Esther had prepared.5:6And the king said unto Esther at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed. 5:7Then answered Esther, and said, My petition and my request is: 5:8if I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I shall prepare for them, and I will do to-morrow as the king hath said.
April 2, 1916: Esther 5:1-3
But there is an antidote for a dictatorial will, and that is Love. Queen Esther represents the dissolving power of spiritual Love. She had all her relations, the Jews (spiritual thoughts) join with her in a fast. This means that we must deny all selfish desires out of our love before we use it in softening the imperious will. When this consciousness of love stands in the inner court of our being, we cannot help acceding to its demands. Unselfish love is fearless, because of its forgetfulness of self. Will divides its dominion with Love, when approached in the right attitude, which is by touching the top or highest point of the understanding (top of the golden scepter). Understanding of the Law is the one necessary thing in all permanent unions. When we know the truth, we are all one, and there is no separation whatsoever.
– UNITY magazine.
August 13, 1922: Esther 5:1-3
What is symbolized by, “Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, Queen Esther, and what is thy request? It shall be given thee even to the half of the kingdom”? Will divides its dominion with love, when approached in the right attitude toward spiritual things. An understanding of the law is the one necessary thing in all permanent unions.
June 17, 1923: Esther 5:1-3
What is the meaning of the king's holding out to Esther the “golden sceptre”? The king's holding out to Esther the “golden sceptre” is the sign that wisdom is beginning to awaken in consciousness, and that the king (will) is ready to listen to reason and to act according to its edicts.
The king said: “What wilt thou, queen Esther, what is thy request? It shall be given thee even to the half of the kingdom.” Explain. When love is lifted up to spiritual consciousness, the will readily divides its dominion, even to half of the kingdom. The understanding of the spiritual law unfolds in consciousness, as step by step we learn to apply the principles.
Metaphysically Interpreting Esther 5:9-14
5:9Then went Haman forth that day joyful and glad of heart: but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, that he stood not up nor moved for him, he was filled with wrath against Mordecai. 5:10Nevertheless Haman refrained himself, and went home; and he sent and fetched his friends and Zeresh his wife. 5:11And Haman recounted unto them the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things wherein the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king. 5:12Haman said moreover, Yea, Esther the queen did let no man come in with the king unto the banquet that she had prepared but myself; and to-morrow also am I invited by her together with the king. 5:13Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate. 5:14Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him, Let a gallows be made fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak thou unto the king that Mordecai may be hanged thereon: then go thou in merrily with the king unto the banquet. And the thing pleased Haman; and he caused the gallows to be made.
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 12-11-2013