The Daily Nosh – Esther 2:1-2
After these things when King Ahasuerus’ anger subsided, he remembered Vashti and what she had done, and what had been decreed against her. Then the king’s servants who attended him said: “Let a search be made on the king’s behalf for beautiful young virgins.” (TLV) Esther 2:1-2
Nosh: In a fit of anger, King Ahasuerus made a decision to banish his wife from his sight by formal decree. In the Persian Empire, royal decrees could not be reversed. Once his anger subsided, he sadly regretted this decision but could do nothing about it without causing considerably more trouble for himself and his kingdom. What I learn from this passage and have learned by personal experience, is to avoid speaking and making decisions when angry. Invariably, I will regret my angry reactions and often am required to make difficult repairs.