Scripture: Esther 2:15
“Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai who had taken her as his daughter, came to go in to the king, she did not request anything except what Hegai, the king’s eunuch who was in charge of the women, advised. And Esther found favor in the eyes of all who saw her.”
I pray that your life may be filled with the love of God today. And I want to share the grace with you though the message titled with “Good aroma.”
Now it took place in the days of king Ahasuerus of Persia, Queen Vashti disobeyed the command of the king and was dethroned. Afterwards many women gathered as the candidate for the next queen, and Esther was one of them.
Most of the women who gathered decorated themselves with all kinds of flowers and beautiful things. But Esther did not try to decorate herself with more than the things assigned for each individual. Nonetheless, Esther found favor and kindness with the king more than all the virgins.
Why then did she find more favor than all other virgins who had decorated themselves beautifully?
That was because she had been brought up in accordance with the truth by her brother Mordecai, and also because the good aroma smelling from within her was so beautiful.
No matter how pretty a virgin is, if she seeks her own benefits, insists in her own opinion, gossips against others, pour out the words of complaining and grumbling, she cannot find favor with the people around her.
On the contrary, if you have thrown away evils, become sanctified and spread good aroma, even if you are not handsome or pretty, you look bright and shining, your words gives others life and faith so that you can gain the hearts of many people.
If you have talks or work with such a person, you can feel happiness and peace through his/her attitudes, words and deeds. Just as you can feel happy with the sweet incense of a beautiful flower, you will feel love when you find such a person as gives off good aroma from his heart.
Some people do their best, but wherever they are, peace is broken, words of complaints and grumbling are poured out, and many people suffer troubles. Because they have not cast off evils from the heart, even a single and careless word of their mouth may estrange one from another.
Therefore, it is so important to accomplish good heart. With the good heart you have to search for the heart of each individual and embrace everything with the love and virtue whatever you say and you do. Thus, you should not only live at peace with everyone but also let as many people to live at peace with one another.
So, even if someone causes evils to you and comes forth to you with ill feelings, may each of you embrace and comfort everyone and help them become one in Christ so that you may store as many rewards in heaven, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I pray!