The Beauty of Esther, Esther 2:7

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In her character we find the beauty of Esther the queen.  We see the beauty of her:

Virginity.  Est 2:2, 7  Her virginity qualified her to be considered for the position of queen.  In a television interview the Kardashian sisters they revealed that they lost their virginity in their mid-teens as if that were a trendy, popular thing to do.  Don’t follow that trend.  See 2 Cor 11:2.

Submissiveness.   Est 2:10, 20.  1 Pet 3:1-6 shows a submissive woman adorned with the hidden man of the heart.  The Lord Jesus is certainly more beautiful than the most beautiful woman who has ever lived.  Yet his beauty is seen when she is in subjection.  In Est 1:11 Vashti, the former queen was to be brought before the king’s guests to display her outward beauty.  But her failure to be submissive caused her to be deposed as queen.  Esther was more beautiful in her submissiveness than Vashti in her beauty.

Modesty – Est 2:15 – Esther required nothing to enhance her beauty when she was brought before the king – she was modest – modesty is simply going with what God has given you and not exposing it to the world but rather reserving it for God and your husband.  Immodesty is basically adding something or exposing something to catch the eye of others.  Look at the grace and favor Esther obtained in Est 2:17.

Fear.  Est 4:13-16  Esther feared the Lord.  She put her own life at risk to save a nation.  Prov 31:30 shows you that Esther’s fear brought her more praise than vain beauty.

Wisdom.  Est 5:8  Esther decided to wait a day between the first banquet and the second banquet in order to give time for God to work.   Esther employed the wisdom of God to wait patiently for his divine intervention and she was rewarded with success.

Conclusion: The world promotes and exploits the outward beauty of women, making you think that outward beauty is the most important part of a woman’s character.  But after studying Esther, we see that these five character traits are more favorable in a woman than her outward appearance.