Three Contributions Of King Xerxess

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How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone” (James 4:14). This story takes place within the Biblical book of Esher, between the years of 486-465 BCE. It is commonly known that King Xerxes of Persia relied too much on his advisors. However, it often disagreed if Xerxes should have invited Queen Vasti to attended, as he had was drunk from the festival. Some believe Vasti should have listened to Xerxes when he called her. While other argue that the Queen should not have acknowledged the King when he ordered her. Queen Vasti should not have listened to King Xerxes for three principle reasons: Xerxes was drunk, Vasti may have believed Xerxes would not punish her, and it was God’s providence for Esther to become queen. The first reason that Queen Vasti should not have heard out King Xerxes commands are because Xerxes and his friends were drunk. In his drunkenness, and often when he was sober as well, Xerxes did not trust his own conscience. Instead he relied too much on his advisors. Usually causing unfavorable outcomes due to the King’s neglect of the situation. Moreover , the King did not truly need Vasti at this moment, rather he just wished to show her off. Vasti may have noticed this and decided not to her unnecessary presence to the drunk King and his friends. Additionally, the Queen grew tired of Xerxes being a drunkened mess. Thus, she considered herself worthy of a break. The second

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