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Esther Chapter 2: Conspiracy

Read Esther 2

 

Opening Question:

 

Describe a time in your past when you saw God work through circumstances in your life to bring something about

 

Study:

The plan that is put into action to replace Queen Vashti is extensive and detailed. It takes pprox 4 years to complete

 

Read Esther 2 again, maybe use a different versions?

 

  • Summarize the plan to find a new Queen that King Xerxes puts into action (v1-4)
  • How does Esther enter the story and become Queen (v5-17)
  • Try and put yourself in the shoes of Esther or Mordecai. How do you think these characters feel?
  • The author mentions that three times Esther won approval in someone's eyes (v 9,15, 17) what does that tell us about Esther/ourselves?
  • Think of someone you know who finds favour with others because of their personality and presence?
  • Many young woman were brought to the palace and placed in the harem. What was the role of these woman and how would Esther's life/role and rights be different from the harem when she became Queen?
  • Why does Mordecai instruct Esther to keep her identity hidden. Have you ever lived another identity, lived behind a mask?
  • What glimpses of Mordecai can we see that tells us about his character?
  • Even though God is not directly mentioned, how can you see his hand on the story so far?
  • Where do you see God's hand moving in the circumstances of your life?
  • How do you think he wants you to repsond?

Prayer:

Pray for the ability to see and hear God's hand working in your life

 

The study material was taken from a life builder study guide


Sharon Seal, 06/01/2011


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