On the seventh day, the king commanded to bring Queen Vashti...but the Queen refused to come...for (through) this deed of the queen...all women...shall despise their husbands...there shall arise too much contempt and wrath...Esther Chapter 1v.10v22
Like Jesus, Esther came forth to "undo the work of the evil one." Her story is more than a beauty pageant. More than a "my great personal destiny moment" that Christians of our day crave so much. Esther was brought forth to undo "contempt and wrath" that threatened the households and nation of Persia because of the ruler's wife wrong behavior. The Hebrew word "contempt" means "to disesteem and disdain". From the dictionary we find the added definitor of " haughtily superior or prideful." Wrath - the other word the king's advisers told him would break out and prevail in their world if the sin was not dealt with - means " rage, strife: a splinter- as if chipped off"! Vashti's refusal was more than a petulant whim; it was evil. Esther's arrival was not answering a need for lust; but for holiness. As crisis propels many of you forward into promotion, positions, open doors and disguised opportunities, let the wisdom of God give you understanding of and in your Esther moment!
FATHER: You have brought me to the kingdom for such a time as this!
Blessings on your week of divine destiny decisions!
Love you - and I am praying for you - I covet your prayers for MLYA and for me!