Now when the turn came for each young woman to go in to King Ahasuerus, after being twelve months under the regulations for the women, since this was the regular period of their beautifying, six months with oil of myrrh and six months with spices and ointments for women—Esther 2:12 (ESV)
In this particular verse, I am reminded of the preparation I am in before meeting my future husband. This preparation is not just readying the beautification of the outside appearance but also the relationship readiness, character well-being, and even spiritual strength. In the verse, we will see that there was a process and it was very long. It was not something that they cut short, no. It was because they know that the preparation is important. Another thing, the future husband here was not just someone, but a king. I’m not saying that we should marry someone very rich but what I’m trying to say is that, we are preparing for someone God will give us. So, most probably, he’s someone worth of our preparation.
Ladies, let us remind ourselves: “Don’t settle for less.”