Questions for Reflection to Help in the Study of Esther 1-4

I recently finished questions for reflection from Psalm 132-138. To review where I’ve been over the last few weeks along with a synopsis of the answers, I wrote a post at this link: answers as we step ahead.

The next part of the travel will take me to Esther 1-4. The book of Esther is a thrilling story of a Jewish girl whom God uses to save her nation. No mention of God is made in this book, probably indicating that the account is written at a time when it is dangerous to mention Jehovah.

Over the next few weeks, I will be posting about the journey and will use the questions below to help focus on each passage.

Photo Credit : consultinggrad.com

Photo Credit : consultinggrad.com

Esther 1
Passage Lookup
What is the extent and wealth of Ahasuerus’ kingdom? Contrast the position of women in this court with the liberation of women after Christ. 

Esther 2
Passage Lookup
How does Esther become a member of Ahasuerus’ harem? Does she have a choice? What can you learn from her? 

Esther 3
Passage Lookup
What precipitates the tension between Haman and Mordecai? What warnings do you see here about self-importance?

Esther 4
Passage Lookup
What immediate action does Mordecai take when he hears of pending disaster for the Jews? How does Esther respond to Mordecai’s challenge that she is involved in an event larger than her self-interest? What does Esther’s command to the Jews reveal about her faith and character?

The above reading plan will be used as I share over the next few posts. It’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Him as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day with Him amazing! At this link: God’s Plan for Us, is a post about accepting God’s plan or reaffirming our “YES” for Christ. 

Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God. 

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 Resources and Supplementary Helps Used in Posts
Adeney, Carol. This Morning with God. Downer Grove Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1978
First United Methodist Waco Podcast
Christ Notes
Family Times

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