Queen Vashti disobeys king Ahasuerus
Today we take a break from the story of Ezra and the first return of the Jews to Jerusalem. That break enables us to take a look at how God kept His people and His plan of salvation safe in exile. We are going to jump to the book of Esther and watch as God uses a smart and shrewd woman named, (surprise) Esther, to foil a plot to destroy God’s people. Chronologically the book takes place in the time between chapters 6 and 7 of Ezra. This account occurs during the reign of King Ahasuerus, who is better known as King Xerxes. King Xerxes is the king who invaded Greece and fought King Leonidas and the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae.
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