One of the greatest Military moments, a king full of pride, arrogance and bad decisions.
King XerXes threw a party to glorify his riches, fame, power and to feed his arrogance. He ruled 127 provinces from India to Cush empire. During his royal party he requested Queen Vashti to come see him. She refused in shame of his actions and their horrible Military defeat. While King threw a party for the palace, Queen Vashti threw a party for the women. This showed bad communication and distance between eachother. He allowed his people to drink without any responsibility within the 6 months of his royal party. King XerXes got very upset, removed her status as Queen for her disrespect, bad conduct and no discord. The only problem is he got his advice from partners that led him in the wrong direction. The way he handled the situation was like settling a problem with your significant other on social media. They encouraged him to write a new rule/script for women to obey their men throughout the palace and put a request out for a new Queen. Basically it told all his personal business.
The King put a search out for a new Virgin Queen. They end up choosing Esther, a beautiful Jew who hid her nationality and family background all her life. She received beauty treatments under the kings order to prepare her for queen. Now in the book of Esther, these are Jews who are not necessirily following Gods Law and not doing right. Throughout the book you don’t find any prayer to the God of Abraham/Jacob/Isaac however they did pray and fast.
Mordecai, the one who cared for Esther up until she became Queen was apart of the Children of Isreal who was put into exile in Babylon due to the disobeidence to God. These Jews was saved but didn’t learn their lessons. Mordecai was in town one day and overheard some soldier preparing to assissinate the King. He shared the news and saved the King. However, the King put out an order to Kill Mordecai, and all other Jews in Susa and Jerusalem bc he refused to bow down to King Xerxes. Eventhough the Jews was not following the law and commandments, God was preserving his people bc if Xerxes killed them then the Children of Isreal would be Exinct. Over time, God saved Mordecai and the other jews from getting killed. They end up having favor from God.