In the book of Esther we read about Vashti and Esther, both wives of King Ahasuerus. Vashti was his first wife and in a position to change her society. However she did not obey the King. She refused to come into his presence when she was summoned. Her refusal to do so was a show of the highest disrespect.
Then Esther comes into the picture. She also went against the law of respecting the King. However, in her case it was by approaching him without being summoned. Both wives, in the eyes of the people were disrespectful to the King and broke the laws of the palace. Their actions put them in a position to be condemned to death.
King Ahasuerus could have punished Esther.
Esther was faced with coming into the King’s presence during a time of national crisis. How will we respond as we are faced with the unfolding events written in the word of God about the end times?
Will we fight the good fight which Paul speaks of in 1 Timothy 1:18-20? Will our faith remain strong through fasting, prayer, worship and dedicating our life to Him? Will we be able to come into His Presence with a humble heart asking for His mercy for His people?
Will our faith be shipwrecked (1 Timothy 1:19) or will we rise up, coming out of the desert, to meet our beloved (Song of Songs 3:6; 8:5)? Solomon is the reflection of the Messiah, and the Shulamite is the Bride of Yeshua. Right now, I see us in the desert, in preparation for the last days when He looks upon us and we enter into His Presence.
Esther fasted for the salvation of her nation; this was her mindset, not for herself but for others, in humility.