What wrong had Queen Vashti committed to justify her divorce? God's enemies used the mighty King Ahasuerus almost as a pawn, and then he reversed himself and complied with the request of God's people. Did the LORD predestine these contradictory actions by the King? Did God cause hundreds of women to be sexually degraded, and did He put the Jews in great trouble just so that He could then be their hero and save them? Or were the ugly historic details of Esther the result of sinful men acting apart from God's will? Christians studying Esther can learn about how God prefers to influence the affairs of men and nations.
Every story has a plot, and a storys details can be confusing unless you understand its overview. The Bible tells the story of human history and the work of God for His creation, and this story has a plot as well! Grasping the big picture will help you reconcile many seemingly contradictory, and controversial Bible passages. Achieve a fuller understanding of Gods plan from Genesis to Revelation and equip yourself to share Gods Word with friends and family. Consider listening to The Plot series based on Bobs manuscript of the same title. Then enjoy Bobs book studies and see how the big picture can help you to better know the living God.
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