But when the attendants delivered the king’s command, Queen
Vashti refused to come. Then the king became furious and burned with anger.
Since it was customary for the king to consult experts in
matters of law and justice, he spoke with the wise men who understood the times
when King Xerxes’ fury had subsided, he remembered Vashti and what she had done
and what he had decreed about her. –Esther
It is not unusual for people to do things
in a fit of rage which they later regret.
Had this incidence happened in secrete, the king might have been more
forgiving. However it happened in the full glare of his dignitaries and the
The king felt dishonoured, however “No man can dishonour you”, says Andrew Carnegie, “honour wounds are
self-inflicted.” Many people have done unbelievable things in the name of
honour and some are downright criminal.
Before you throw your dummy next
time, stand back, assess the situation, and reconsider the reason for the intended
reaction. Chances are you’ll react differently if you take these steps, but
even if you still proceed with the original intention, it will be a measured
You will not blow-up a lifetime’s investment in a moment
of madness in Jesus’ name.