Esther 1-2 B

“There will be no end to their disrespect and discord.” 1:18

I love the panic that ignites when one woman makes her own decision. (The decision not to be objectified..) Yes, it wasn’t just any woman, it was the queen. And yes, the king had a point. Rebellion is contagious, especially when seen in a leader or role model. Still, it’s pretty frustrating to read how they respond to Queen Vashti’s bold move.

I’m trying to approach the book of Esther without my preconceived notions. Or, without the bitterness that’s developed over the years from Bible studies using this story to celebrate the privilege of beauty and the art of passivity.

So far, the author of this book hasn’t mentioned God.

Where have you seen him in the story so far?

-Carly

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