Life In The Worst of Times (Esther 2)

In the first chapter of Esther we were shown the Persian Empire to be a laughable empire. Xerxes and his empire tries to look like it is all-powerful, filled with riches, and able to do what it wants. However, God is revealing the flaws of the kingdom. The empire is so fearful that woman could destroy everything about the empire. The king does not know what to do about her queen not doing what he wants. The king writes a command attempting to make all people do something that you cannot command people to do. The empire tries to be all-powerful but all empires are nothing before God. While the first chapter reveals a laughable empire, the second chapter reveals the people of God are living under an ugly and horrifying empire. Just because it is a laughable empire does not mean it is a powerless empire…

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