Submission, what does it mean to you? Do you always submit to your husband or to those in authority? Why might you not submit to them?
In today’s episode of All God’s Woman, we look at Queen Vashti, a woman who openly defied her husband, and as a result was banished from her royal position.
Have you ever taken a stand for what’s right and been punished as a result?
As we kick off a new year, it’s a good time to reflect on your priorities. Where do your priorities lie? Are you focused on prestige and wealth and privilege? Or are you focused on doing what’s right, even if it means losing everything you hold dear?
Sometimes, like in Vashti’s case, right and wrong isn’t always obvious. Vashti didn’t have the advantage of being able to turn to God for wisdom. She didn’t know Him, but we do. In the upcoming days we will be faced with difficult moral issues and may not have a clue which is the right thing to do. When that happens, remember, while it may not be obvious to you, it is to Him. So give it to God, and let Him direct your paths. And if you have to make a difficult decision to do the right thing, and it looks like you’re going to lose all that’s dear, remember, He is all we need. As long as we’re following in His footsteps, He will not lead us astray.
If you’d like to dig deeper into the book of Esther, join us for It’s Not Easy Being a Queen, a three-week virtual Bible study on Vashti, Esther, and Zeresh. It takes place in the All God’s Women Bible Study Group on Facebook. Each day has scripture passages to read, questions, and discussion. Hope to see you there!
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