According to Each Man’s Pleasure

Chuck Swindoll once said that the biggest problem with our society was that we have “lost our conscience”. Now, I am not sure how you feel about that statement, but it does seem that what once was “black and white” has become very grey. We once were focused on living our lives on the Word of God, but more and more are concerned with “doing what they want”. King Ahasuerus also believed in people doing what they wanted.

In Esther 1:5-8 it states, “And when these days were completed, the king made a feast lasting seven days for all the people who were present in Shushan the citadel, from great to small, in the court of the garden of the king’s palace. There were white and blue linen curtains fastened with cords of fine linen and purple on silver rods and marble pillars; and the couches were of gold and silver on a mosaic pavement of alabaster, turquoise, and white and black marble. And they served drinks in golden vessels, each vessel being different from the other, with royal wine in abundance, according to the generosity of the king. In accordance with the law, the drinking was not compulsory; for so the king had ordered all the officers of his household, that they should do according to each man’s pleasure.”

King Ahasuerus allowed those that attended his feast to “do according to each man’s pleasure’. Freedom is important. Freedom is what makes our country so great. But while the Bible does give us freedom to choose, we must also remember that the freedom that the Lord gives us is to bring Him pleasure. We are called not to live according to our pleasures, but according to His pleasure.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

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