Esther: Part 2 – Making Appearances and Getting Approval
The culture in Persia at the time of Esther was one in which appearance was extremely important in order to get approval. This could be physical appearance (beauty) or the appearance of wealth. Your value as a person hinged on these things. Yet, in spite of this culture, we see God moving in Esther's life, positioning her to positively impact her people, the Jews.