Monday, December 14, 2009

How To Become A Queen PARTI

So check this out:
There was a generous king named Ahasuerus (Ha! Su Heir Us [correct pronunciation])

who reigned over 127 provinces from India to Ethiopia--& in his third year, he made a great feast that lasted 180 days for his officials and servants. Then when those days were completed, he made another feast for the people who were present in his kingdom lasting seven days in His court, in his garden of the palace. When the heart of the king was merry with wine . . .
(don't you find that interesting how they put that?),
he commanded about 14 people who served in his presence to bring the queen--Queen Vashti (i like saying that . . Vashteee. . .) to come before the king wearing her royal crown so he could show her beauty to the people for them to, you know, behold her. But wouldn't you know it. . . . . she refused.

Now let's stop here and take note of the title of this post . . . . . . . . . . . .

Answer #1:
There must first be an open spot that needs to be filled.

So of course King Ha! was angry. In fact, the bible says 'his anger burned within him'. So, he sought his wise men and they advised him that she should be O to the U to the T-- because Queen Vashi's behavior would influence the behavior of women and how they would treat their husbands.

(Hmm. . . makes you wonder what they would think of the women of today.)
So the king decided to seek beautiful virgins and the one who pleased him the most would be queen instead of 'Vashteee'.

Lesson #1:
Diva-dom might get you dethroned.
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18)
To be continued . . .