(Est 1:13) Then the king spoke to the wise men who knew the times–for this was the king’s procedure toward all who were familiar with law and judgment.
In the first chapter of Esther, we see a king who is confused about what action to take regarding the behavior of his wife.The king asks his wise friends for advice on how to handle the shame his wife had caused him.
The lesson in today’s story is, we all need good advice; especially in difficult situations. A lot of times, we keep our problems to ourselves, and we allow them to weigh us down, we feel no one can understand what we are going through, or we get too proud to share our burdens with others.
In today’s text the King in all his majesty, power and glory, asked for advice, he didn’t respond to his wife’s behavior by getting angry, instead he sought the advice of his friends.
In our daily lives no matter what the situation may be, we should always pray and ask for the Holy Spirits guidance, furthermore we should ask for advice from wise and noble people around us.
A burden shared is a burden half solved.