When reading the book of Esther, my eyes got stuck on these words ,” Now when the turn of Esther…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.
I’ve always asked myself why Esther found favour with the King at first glance. All the ladies were beautiful, but what did she do differently? She adorned herself with what Hegai suggested. She did not have to, she could have found her own ways of pleasing the King that she thought were best, but she surrendered herself to Hegai without even knowing what he was going to put on her.
Hegai can be seen as a type of the Holy Spirit in our time. He knew what was in the King’s heart, just like the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 2:11) and He was given amongst other things, to prepare a bride for the King and was always present with the women. He gave unto Esther what He knew would please the King because she allowed him to.
Two things are necessary to have the kind of beauty that the King will be pleased with in His Bride.
- -Total surrender and obedience to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
- -Fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
Will you be ready for the King? And will your beauty be what pleases Him as His bride?
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready.