Prayer- Lord, Open our hearts and open our minds and help us learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
8 When the king’s order and edict had been proclaimed, many young women were brought to the citadel of Susa and put under the care of Hegai. Esther also was taken to the king’s palace and entrusted to Hegai, who had charge of the harem. 9 She pleased him and won his favor. Immediately he provided her with her beauty treatments and special food. He assigned to her seven female attendants selected from the king’s palace and moved her and her attendants into the best place in the harem.
We finally get to the main characters. Mordecai, (Esther's uncle,) was (probably) a decendent of the jews that were carried into excile to Babalyon. Then when the Persians sacked that city, he was brought to Susa. He was taking care of Esther as his own child, because her parents had passed.
Esther was hot! She was selected to be one of the canidates for Miss Persia. Hegai, ( anotherof the kings eunuchs) was in charge, and he took a shine to Esther giving her special treatments, (not that kind of shine, afterall- he was a eunuch.) He gave her maids and moved her into a special place in the palace.
1. Why was Mordecai in Susa?
2. Why was Esther given special food?
3. How is God working?
Prayer- Lord, Thank you for watching over us always. Give us the wisdom to remember and the strength to share that truth. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.