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Little Orphan Esther              Esther 2:1-20

The message is loud and clear through such things, whether spoken or not – “Unless you have ___________ beauty, you are nobody in this world.”

In the Book of Esther we see that 2,500 years ago Ancient Persia had the same emphasis on the __________________ and the shallow as Modern America.

The Beauty Contest to Replace Vashti                                 V. 1-4


The Future Queen’s _______________ Beginnings             V. 5-7

Esther’s real name was Hadassah – that’s her Jewish name, her Hebrew name. Hadassah means Myrtle. A Myrtle tree is a type of evergreen tree, with dark glossy leaves and white flowers. The name Hadassah speaks of God’s restoration and __________________!

Esther is a Persian name, and it probably means, “_____________!”


Painting the barn                                                       V. 8-14

They had to be exactly ready for their relatively short time with the king – and they had to _________________ out to win him over.


And the winner is…Esther!                                        V. 15-20

Three times in the verses of chapter two we are told that Esther stood out among these beauties.

The Sparkle of faith in a believer’s eyes is among the most _____________________ things on earth!

“Charm is deceitful, and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.”                 -Proverbs 31:30


“Do not let your adornment be merely outward – arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel – rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious to God.”            -I Peter 3:3-4


There’s 2 kinds of beauty according to Peter:

There’s corruptible beauty, and incorruptible beauty.


As you look in the mirror ask, “God, am I beautiful ______  ______?”


Listen oh daughter, consider and incline your ear. Forget your own people also and your father’s house. The King is enthralled by your beauty. Because He is your Lord, worship Him!    -Psalm 45:10-11


Ephesians 2:8-10