Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Setting is In Place

King Ahasuerus threw the party of all parties. It lasted seven days. Everyone was invited. Nobles came from all over the place. Queen Vashti threw a party for all the ladies as well. It was party city.

The riches of the king, and of the land were all on display. The royal wine flowed freely, and people were allowed to do as they wished. All this can be found in Esther One.

King Ahasuerus even wanted to show off his wife. He wanted everyone to see how beautiful she was. So he sent off his eunuchs to get her.

She ... ... come.

It was an insult to the king.
It was an insult to all the guests.

The King needed to know what to do about it. And a fellow named Memucan came up with an idea:
If it please the king, let a royal order go out from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes so that it may not be repealed, that Vashti is never again to come before King Ahasuerus. And let the king give her royal position to another who is better than she. 20So when the decree made by the king is proclaimed throughout all his kingdom, for it is vast, all women will give honor to their husbands, high and low alike." 21This advice pleased the king and the princes, and the king did as Memucan proposed.
So the footing in set. A new queen will be made. And men are to acknowledged within their own homes.
22He sent letters to all the royal provinces, to every province in its own script and to every people in its own language, that every man be master in his own household and speak according to the language of his people.
Vashti lost her royal position. Women learned that men are to be honoured. And the wheels began to turn for the procuring of a new queen.

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