Monday, April 4th, 2016

In the first chapter of Esther, Xerxes, the power hungry king, holds a lavish banquet to gain support for a military campaign. While intoxicated, he makes a lewd request of Queen Vashti which results in her banishment. In chapter 2, the search for a new queen begins and Esther is introduced…how can we see the hand of God working in the Persian kingdom? And in our lives?

Esther 2:1-4. What did Xerxes remember and how did he feel? What did his attendants propose and why?