As a young lady, one of the Bible stories that really excites and fascinates me is the story of Esther. I’m sure you’re familiar with the story; if you are not, I suggest you go read it up.
One of the verses in the book of Esther that stands out for me is verse 15 of Chapter 2.
“Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to go in unto the king, she REQUIRED NOTHING but what Hegai the king’s chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed.” –Esther 2: 15
As simple as this verse might seem, it shows in totality the beauty and importance of being moderate in all we do especially as ladies.
Let’s look at it this way:
Imagine the only son of a multi- millionaire is to get married so he can take over all of his father’s assets and his dad creates a platform where all single ladies can come to showcase themselves to his son who would then pick the one he loves best.
Can you imagine the kind of things many ladies will do just to get him to pick them?
In today’s world, too much emphasis is placed on superficial things. There is so much superfluity in almost everything so much so that we have lost sight of what is most important, who we are on the inside, our character, our values.
In a bid to get the attention of men, So many ladies go almost naked, blinding the eyes of men and causing some to sin. There is more to you than your body. You do not need to expose it to get anyone’s attention.
It is good to dress well and definitely good to look good.
It is however important that we learn to be moderate in everything. Being moderate simply means being reasonable in the way we do things. Nobody needs to see your long legs before he decides whether or not he wants to date you.
Moderation is not just about our dressing or make up. The way we laugh, the way we eat, the way we talk, the way we drink, even the length of hours we sleep.
Esther 2: 15 tells us that Esther REQUIRED only what Hegai deemed necessary. She understood that she didn’t have to go to extreme levels to please the king. She knew there was great beauty in moderation. She didn’t ask for extra fragrances, more attires, more food, more makeup, more maids than what was required.
We must learn the importance of doing things in moderation because as we see in the life of Esther, there is so much beauty in moderation.
Little wonder when the King Ahasuerus saw her in Esther 2: 17, he fell head over heels in love with her, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the other virgins.
Igbukolu Tobehukwu Yvonne, a well-motivated mass communicator, cinematographer and writer.
I am the very visual representation of God’s love and I have a passion for getting the message of God’s love and grace to people around the world especially through my write-ups.