Esther - A queen of the King's choosing
Oh, the wisdom of God. He can use our faults to bring His will to past. It is proven that His ways are not like ours. We will see the beauty of the new life in Christ as we take some time to look at the example of Esther. A quick look at their names will reveal some of the deep truths God has hid, as treasure to be found, in His Word. Vashti means "beautiful". Which she was, from the outside. Scripture tells us:
...beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. (Pro 31:30)
Esther had not shewed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not shew it. (Est 2:10)
Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter ofAbihailthe uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but whatHegaithe king's chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her. (Est 2:15)
Esther had not yet shewed her kindred nor her people; as Mordecai had charged her: for Esther did the commandment of Mordecai, like as when she was brought up with him.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. (Pro 9:10)
Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. (Rom 7:4)Oh how this meditation stirs my heart to seek my Saviour King's rule and reign more in my life. That the King might have His dominion in me; that He might use me as a vessel, weak and lowly in myself, but filled with the fragrance of Christ:
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
Now thanks be unto God, which alwayscausethus to triumph in Christ, andmakethmanifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. (2Co 2:14-16)
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Mat 6:33)