Mirroring Esther

“Esther had not made known her kindred or her people, as Mordecai had commanded her, for Esther obeyed Mordecai just as when she was brought up by him.” ~ Esther 2:20

Esther was a grown woman, but when Mordecai told her not to do something, she obeyed. She didn’t do as she felt right; she did as Mordecai felt right because he raised her. She obeyed from when she was a child, and she obeyed when she was a grown woman. She didn’t feel less of a woman. She didn’t feel less of a person, but instead, she listened and obeyed her elder. She had respect for her elder.

We’ve gotten to a point in our society where we are defensive and angry when our elders try to help us or give us instruction. We’re so filled with pride that we feel as though we know everything. We’ve become easily offended, and no one can help guide us, because we’re grown, and we know best. We’re so prideful that we would rather fail and be unusable by God than to be corrected or guided by another.

We don’t take into consideration that God doesn’t always come down and speak to us face to face, but instead, He’ll use other people to help us. Iron Sharpens Iron. Being obedient isn’t easy, but it’s necessary. It was said to King Saul that it is better to obey than to sacrifice because a sacrifice is worthless if it is not in accordance with obedience. I’m not saying to blindly follow everyone who’s older than you either. What I am saying, is that you shouldn’t just blindly push anyone’s advice away, but take everything with a grain of salt.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Be Like Esther.

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