What do you do with beauty?
During a huge feast hosted by the king of Persia, he ordered his wife to do something,
“On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded…seven eunuchs who served in the presence of King Ahasuerus, to bring Queen Vashti before the king, wearing her royal crown, in order to show her beauty to the people and the officials, for she was beautiful to behold” (Esther 1:10-11).
To the king, the beauty of Vashti was something to show off, but to her it was not. The king wanted to show her off, like he would show off anything else in his kingdom.
She reserved her beauty, but he wanted to flaunt it. Some beauty we want others to see, such as the beauty of creation, but other forms of beauty we do not want to use to exalt self. What do you do with beauty?