Pride Comes Before the Fall

It has been said that pride and ego are at the root of all wars that have ever occurred throughout history. Whether it be an aggressor that wanted to expand their territory or a ruler that refused to do what was right, pride and ego played a part in the cause. As we continue to look at the Book of Esther, we are going to see how pride and ego were at the root of those that fell in the book.

In Esther 1:10-12 we read, “10 On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, seven eunuchs who served in the presence of King Ahasuerus, 11 to bring Queen Vashti before the king, wearing her royal crown, in order to show her beauty to the people and the officials, for she was beautiful to behold. 12 But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king’s command brought by his eunuchs; therefore the king was furious, and his anger burned within him.”

King Ahasuerus burned with anger because Queen Vashti refused to bow before him as was customary. We will see shortly how her refusal would set the course for God’s plan in this book. How many times do we allow ego and pride confuse sound judgement? Many times do we read in the Bible how ego and pride drove people to sin and ultimately away from the Lord. Are you allowing your ego and pride to get between you and the Lord?

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

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