Then the king said to the wise men, which knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all that knew law and judgment: 14 And the next unto him was Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media, which saw the king's face, and which sat the first in the kingdom;) 15 What shall we do unto the queen Vashti according to law, because she hath not performed the commandment of the king Ahasuerus by the chamberlains? Esther 1:13-15
Have you ever been so angry you wanted to “tear your hair out”? This is exactly how I picture Ahasuerus. He was so angry that the queen would not obey him. How dare she!
Even though the request was wrong, even though the request was made in a drunken stupor, the king would never admit his wrong in the situation. Have you ever acted this way?
He gathered all the “wise men” to ask their advise. He was not going to make the decision alone; he needed others to confirm that he was right in getting angry. An interesting thing is said in verse 14, they “saw the king’s face”. Does this mean that they could “read” his face and then give him the answer by saying what they knew he wanted said?
What should we do when faced with a hard decision? Do we talk to everyone and anyone about the problem? Do we get godly advise from people who know God’s word? Do we go to the Bible and see what God has to say about the situation?
Join me the next time to find out “the decision”.