Abide Together: Reflections on Esther 1
In Esther 1, King Ahasuerus of Persia threw a 7 day banquet to celebrate his greatness. On the 7th day of the banquet after 7 days of drinking, he decided to have Queen Vashti come and parade her beauty before his guests. Queen Vashti refused to come. King Ahasuerus was furious and ended up banning her from his presence. He also decided to give her position to someone else. His sin of pride and wanting to expose his wife was awful, yet the LORD was still Sovereign and would use this unbelievers’ sin to bring about his purposes of protecting the Jews and the promise of the Messiah coming through the Jews. Lord thank You, that You are not intimated by sin, nor can Your purposes be hindered by sin.
– Bryan McKenzie
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