Read Genesis 25, Matthew 24, Esther 1, and Acts 24 in the She Reads Truth Bible plan. Excited to start the book of Esther. Did you know this is only book in Bible where God is not specifically mentioned? In Chapter 1, King Ahasuerus throws a week long banquet flowing with wine and food. At the end of the week he summons his wife, Queen Vashti to come see him. She refuses. We don’t know why she refused to show up. We can speculate all day long. The King didn’t like that answer so he issues a decree that she is never to come in His presence again and he is to find a new wife.
I took a few things away from this and one was from the devotion in my Bible. We don’t get all the details in our lives. Why do things happen the way they do? Some are based on poor choices. Yet, other things happen like school shootings, losing loved ones to cancer and the list goes on and we are left to wonder why. This is why it’s important to trust God and seek Him in His Word and prayer.
The second thing I got from this is how important it is to choose a spouse. Maybe the Queen finally had enough of her husband’s antics? Maybe she married him for the power and money? I really have no idea. It’s clear though that something caused her to not obey him. I am thankful for a husband who loves God, prays for me and even causes me to seek God more when we disagree so I can truly love unconditionally and not selfishly.
I encourage you to not settle when choosing a spouse. Seek God and He will bring the right person into your life. #abiding