Let the king appoint commissioners in every province of his realm to bring all these beautiful young women into the harem at the citadel of Susa. Let the be placed under the care of Hegai, the king’s eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let beauty treatments be given to them. Esther 2:3
People like to look good for other people, so they will often get special treatments done to help them improve their looks. On every other corner are hair salons and beauty treatment centers for every one who desires them.
Every year, billions of dollars are spent by people wanting to look better on the outside. They put on an appearance of beauty on the outside, covering up any blemishes or faults.
The king of Persia had decided he did not like the queen any more and wanted a new queen. He began a search throughout the land for a new lady to have as queen. Many women were brought in to allow a choice to be made. Before they could be chosen, each one had to go through a time of beauty treatments to be made ready for the king.
Looking good on the outside is only a temporary fix for a person. It only deals with the here and now, but does nothing for the eternal.
Those who have chosen to believe in and follow Jesus are in the process of going through beauty treatments. They are being cleaned up and made ready for the wedding at the end of time when Christ returns to bring all believers to heaven.
While a person is saved and cleansed of all sin immediately upon belief in Jesus, there is still things to be cleaned up and changed in his life. The thought patterns and actions take a life time to change and clean up. It is the preparation for eternity in heaven.
As a believer, you must also continually go through a cleansing and being prepared for being united with God in heaven. The beauty treatments you are going through are not the temporary external treatments that this world has to offer, but the internal matters of the heart and soul. It is those things that last for eternity.
Allow God to cleanse you and change you into the person He has meant you to be. You must be like Christ and to do that you must be changed. God’s beauty treatments last eternity, not a few weeks. Be prepared to meet God.
I pray today that you will allow God to clean you up; that you will be changed to be more like Jesus; that you will be prepared to meet God; and that God will make you pure and holy as Jesus is.