Have you ever given bad advice? And as soon as you gave it, you began to regret it, but it was too late and everyone else was already on board?
In today’s episode of All God’s Women we look at Zeresh, our final woman in the Women of Esther series. Zeresh gave really bad advice to her husband and paid the ultimate price because of it.
Zeresh was blessed with an amazing opportunity. To have a husband who actively sought her advice was quite an honor. If only she’d cherished that honor and chosen her words more carefully.
I can imagine that Zeresh spent the rest of her life regretting her foolish advce. First, she had to watch her husband impaled by the gallows pole and then left to die high up in the sky in front of her house. Then she lost her house when the king gave it to Esther, and Esther appointed Mordecai to run it. Did they let her remain? I doubt it. More that likely she would have returned to family or else be reduced to a position as a servant or slave.
It’s interesting that the book of Esther opens and closes with wives who were at the top of their game then lost it all due to their impulsive decisions. At least Vashti kept her self respect. Poor Zeresh had no such comfort.
All God’s Women is a Bible study podcast where we journey through the Bible one woman at a time. If you enjoy learning about women in the Bible, tune in each week to learn about a different Bible woman.
Host Sharon Wilharm is a Christian speaker, female filmmaker, and women’s ministry leader. Check out her movies available Amazon Prime, TubiTV, and other online streaming platforms. To learn more about Sharon and her movies, visit her website.