By: Alex Slobodyanik
Queen Vashti said “no” when King Xerxes requested her presence at the banquet. I could care less about what happens in the families of the celebrities. It’s their personal business. It’s just another family feud. Yet, King Xerxes’ counselors thought otherwise. They knew for sure that one bad example could spoil many good mannered people. “We don’t want a country of angry women who don’t know their place, do we?” was their response. And Queen Vashti had been permanently banned from the King’s presence.
Sometimes I may think that “my life is my personal business; let people look at Jesus, not at me.” However, God’s counsel for me is to be “LIGHT OF THE WHOLE WORLD.” What example have I recently set for the world around me?
The word is going to get out: “Did you hear the latest about Queen Vashti? King Xerxes ordered her to be brought before him and she wouldn’t do it” When the women hear it, they’ll start treating their husbands with contempt. The day the wives of the Persian and Mede officials get wind of the queen’s insolence, they’ll be out of control. Esther 1:17-18 (MSG)