After entertaining people of power and influence for six months, Ahashuerus hosted a seven-day party at his palace for all the people of Susa. Wine flowed freely at this event, and, while intoxicated, the king made an outrageous request of Vashti, his queen. Vashti denied his request, which caused her to be deposed. While the king’s actions were morally repugnant, God used this to move one of His people into an influential place in his court. Please open your Bible to Esther chapter one, verse six, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola continues his study of this chapter.