Esther 2

Esther chapter 2 shows us 
how Gods covenant with his people (Jews) is still going strong. 
The fact that Esther was placed in the care of Mordecai, and he had adopted her as his own daughter is not a coincidence. 
All a part of God’s perfect plan!
The favor on Esther’s life is evident. 
Coincidence? No all a part of God’s plan! 
She gained favor wherever she went or from whatever she did. 
God had a plan- he specifically choose Esther to save the Jews in the coming chapters. 

I can’t help but think……

1. God is sovereign-He will use anyone anything to make His will. 

2. She did NOT reveal she was of Jewish descent to the king or anyone in the courts because Mordecai told her not too. 

3. She became Queen…but it took some time. Approx. 3-4 years before she became queen that’s a long time to keep a secret lol

Esther 1

Esther 1:12
“But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king’s command that was delivered by his eunuchs. The king became furious and his anger burned within him.”

Reading through chapter one

  1. Vashti refused because she wanted to keep her dignity. The king was clearly off his wagon when the request was made
  2. The King became angry saw it as an act of defiance.
  3. Sometimes when we stand for something we believe in we loose.
    But it doesn’t mean God is not working it out on our behalf.

2 things I learned about Vashti.

  1. Chapter one says she was very beautiful
  2. She clearly had a great deal of self respect for herself.

Although her choice to not appear before the king and his friends cost her the crown, she did not put herself in that position.

Makes me think………

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