Vashti

Lessons from Esther on the Common Misconceptions about Purpose and How to Avoid Them

Lessons from Esther on the Common Misconceptions about Purpose  and How to Avoid Them

The Book of Esther chronicles Esther’s ascension to the throne as well as the exploits that she achieved for her people as queen. If you’re familiar with this story, and you’re anything like me, then you strongly associate it with a particular line- which can be found at the tail end of Esther 4:14-

“Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

If you’re not, don’t worry! I will be jumping into the meat of her story shortly. But, for now, I just want to concentrate on that scripture…

I personally love it because it speaks of purpose in the following ways:

Lessons from Vashti on Obedience

Lessons from Vashti on Obedience

The Book of Esther chronicles Esther’s ascension to the throne as well as the exploits that she achieved for her people as queen. However, Esther was not King Ahasuerus’ first wife; neither was she his original queen- Vashti was. Vashti’s short interlude in the Bible occurs in Esther 1:9-12 but the impact of her decisions literally influenced the course of history, particularly for her successor. This episode is therefore a goldmine of life lessons for us as modern women, especially regarding the power of obedience. Feel like listening rather than reading the rest of the devotional? No problem, just press play on the audio below: