Let’s analyze the story of Esther and find out the qualities she possessed that helped her stand for her people and win. Let’s consider the verses from the book of Esther 5:3, 7:2, and 9: 12 – in these three verses we see that the king asks Esther three times about her wish. The king was ready and willing to grant whatever Esther wishes; even if it is up to half the kingdom.
Similarly, the Lord wants to grant us whatever we wish for. But do we deserve His blessings? Let us analyse this by looking at what Esther did so that the king was willing to grant her wish.
Esther was a virgin and she was obeying
When the king’s men were searching for virgins, Esther was chosen as one among them. Being a virgin means that she was not stained by worldly sins.
Once she was chosen, she did everything that was told to her and accepted all the beauty treatments as instructed to her. Also as Mordecai forbidden her, she did not reveal her nationality and family background. As we learn from this, we as God’s people should control our tongue too!
In Chapter 2 verse 12, we read that she was given myrrh to purify and beautify her. Myrrh represents good fragrance which in spiritual terms means witness.
As we read in Esther 2: 20, Esther obeyed Mordecai’s instructions even when she was in the palace just as she obeyed him as she grew up. If we have to be chosen for Lord’s kingdom we have to possess the characteristics Esther had.
Esther was responsible
After Esther became the Queen, she did not forget her people and she enquired Mordecai. She was very responsible in this matter and she did all that she can.
Similarly, now that we are saved and are freed from our sins, we should be responsible for the spiritual salvation of other people. We should not forget our brothers and sisters who are not saved yet. Just like Esther we must take stand.
Esther fasted for 3 days – she did not think about her worldly beauty. When she fasted for three days her worldly beauty would have vanished.
She closed the door, cut off all the worldly distractions and she fasted and prayed. When she appeared before the king after the 3 days fast, the king held out the gold scepter towards Esther – there was a divine beauty on her face that pleased the king.
Esther was patient
In Esther 5:4, we see that when the king asked Esther what her request was, she replied with great calmness. She was not excited. When the king asked again, she could have asked for the execution of Haman; but again she was so patient and calm. She did not make a selfish request. She pleaded for the life of her people.
In the end, the Lord turned the tables in a way that the vile Haman had to beg Queen Esther for his life. Similarly the Lord will make our enemies beg at us if we possess the characteristics and qualities of Esther.
Do we keep ourselves clean from worldly sins? Do we obey the Lord? Are we responsible? Are we patient? If not, lets develop these qualities in order to receive the blessings that Esther received!