Esther 1:19 “If it please the king, let a royal order go out from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes so that it may not be repealed, that Vashti is never again to come before King Ahasuerus. And let the king give her royal position to another who is better than she.” Brethren, King Ahasuerus is held to be Artaxerxes, the Persian King. During a 1/2 yr long festival, the last week consisted on heavy drinking with the king and the men that were with him. The king wanted to show off his beautiful wife, queen Vashti, during his drunken stupor. However, Vashti declined the kings command because of the widely held belief that she was only to appear in her crown and nothing more. This then resulted in the kings decision, as discussed by the men that were with him, to replace Vashti with another woman so that the women of the land wouldn’t think themselves more than they ought. This began the search which would later cause queen Esther to take Vashti’s place as Queen and be lead by God to deliver the Israelites from captivity. Amidst uncertain times in our country, God is always preparing a way. The same truth applies today. These last days, God still remains working amidst the uncertainty of men. God bless you.
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