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When God seems absent.

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When God seems absent.

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  1. When God seems absent. Chapter 2. Beautiful out and in

  2. Esther 2. Beautiful out and in Authority intoxicates… The fumes of it invade the brain, And make men giddy, proud, and vain. Samuel Butler (1612–1680) Power is like saltwater; the more you drink, the thirstier you get. Charles Colson (1931– )

  3. Esther 2. Beautiful out and in Power tends to diminish its owner as well as its victim. Later when the anger of King Xerxes had subsided, he remembered Vashti and what she had done and what he had decreed about her.

  4. Esther 2. Beautiful out and in Mordecai: named after Babylonian god. Esther: Babylonian star goddess. “You can change our names but you can’t change who we are!”

  5. Esther 2. Beautiful out and in Esther had not revealed her nationality and family background, because Mordecai had forbidden her to do so. Every day he walked back and forth near the courtyard of the harem to find out how Esther was and what was happening to her. (10-11)

  6. Esther 2. Beautiful out and in Esther waslovely in form and features…(7)

  7. Esther 2. Beautiful out and in Beautiful looks. Beautiful personality. Beautiful trust. She was taken to King Xerxes in the royal residence in the tenth month…in the seventh year of his reign. God is in no hurry!