In the Book of Esther, we learn the story of how Queen Vashti was removed from the palace because she set a poor example for the kingdom. Those who have a position of influence, such as Vashti did, set a standard for society by their actions, attitude and words. Looking at the culture around us today, it’s clear that many of the “role models” aren’t setting a good example.
Our God is a loving God. However, He is also a just God who demands His children to live up to a certain standard of conduct. God does not set this standard to burden us or make our life harder. Instead, God sets a standard for us because He wants us to live our best lives and because He loves us unconditionally.
Those who live up to God’s standard get to be a positive influence in God’s eyes. Our heavenly Father is looking for those who will be shining examples for others to follow. If you lower your standards and compromise your character, you will lose your position in God’s kingdom as a person of influence just as Queen Vashti did.
Here are seven ways you can live up to God’s standard and be a great example for society.