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Esther Chapter 2
Chapter 2 starts off when King Xerxes sobered up after his seven days of drinking and realized what he did and why he did it ( scroll down and see Esther chapter 1). In his confusion his personal attendant proposed that he start a search to be made for beautiful virgins for the king, to appoint commissioners in every province of his realm and bring all beautiful girls to citadel of Susa.that they should be placed under Hegai the eunuch who is in charge of all women. For them to have beauty treatments(makeovers ) and the girl who pleased the king will be crowned queen. King Xerxes liked the advice of his attendant and followed it.
Now in the citadel of susa was a Jew tribe of Benjamin one of the men name Mordecai, had a cousin who he raised himself because her parents had died the cousins name was Hadassah she was also called Esther. The bible tells us that she was lovely in form and features.
When Hegai saw Esther he was pleased with her look and immediately sent her for her beauty treatments and assigned seven maids, special foods, and moved her to the best place in the harem.
Esther had not revealed her nationality or background because Mordecai had forbidden her to do so. Everyday Mordecai walked back and forth between the courtyard by the harem to keep an eye on how Esther was doing and what was happening to her.
This is amazing how Mordecai raised his cousins daughter because her parents had died, yet he protected her like she was his natural born child he stayed around to make sure his family was okay, I pray that more family members learn the Love that Mordecai had for Esther.
The routine that the girls went through before going to king Xerxes in preparation to possibly become queen was one year of beauty treatments. Six months of oil and myrrh and six months of perfumes and cosmetics.
When it was the girls time to go to the king to be looked over they were allowed to take anything they wanted to the kings palace she would spend the night and in the morning go to the care of shaashgaz the kings eunuch who was in charge of the kings concubines.
When it was Esthers turn she asked for nothing but what Hegai has suggested. Esther won the favor of everyone who saw her.
She was taken to King Xerxes in the royal residence in the tenth month and his seventh year of reign.
The king was attracted to Esther as soon as he laid eyes on her face. He immediately set the royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. The The king gave a banquet in honor of Esther his new queen he also proclaimed the day a holiday through out the province.
Mordecai uncovers a conspiracy
Mordecai was at the gate ( still making sure that Esther was protected no doubt) and he over heard two Gaurds angrily speaking about assassinating the King. Mordecai rushed to tell Queen Esther who told the king giving all the credit to Mordecai. The officials were hung on gallows. All this was recorded in the book of annals in the presence of the king.
Amen, it’s amazing how God works most women understand this part of things. Though Vashti wasn’t meant for king Xerxes in this part of his reign. Maybe she wasn’t even happy with him, maybe she liked a quiet life and got a nice little house some jewels and lived a peaceful life. We know what God had planned for Esther and he moved and shifted some people to put her in the place that I’m sure Mordecai prepared her for.
And even as Mordecai was loyal to her she was loyal to him Esther gave him all the credit when it came ro revealing thw officials, I’m sure had king Xerxes not picked Esther those officials would have succeeded in thier plot to assassinate the king. God is shifting and I am excited to find out what how in the chapters to come.
On another note when you are preparing for something look to this book to remind you that God is always shifting and move some people, places, and things to stay focus and visualize the shift. I hope you enjoyed this chapter I sure enjoyed it.
For the important things if you are looking for salvation Google, open your Bible or download a Bible app turn to Romans 10:9 and confess with your mouth and believe with your heart that Jesus died on a cross and God raised him from the dead and you will be saved. Open your Bible and read the gospel and enjoy Fellowship with the Lord and savior until next time God bless you