Esther chapters 2-3 teach us that our world values what all Christians will ultimately have and that real meaning is found in living on mission.
God is "All Powerful" and we are all responsible
Later when King Xerxes’ fury had subsided, he remembered Vashti and what she had done and what he had decreed about her. Then the king’s personal attendants proposed, “Let a search be made for beautiful young virgins for the king.”
Esther had not revealed her nationality and family background, because Mordecai had forbidden her to do so.
Since it was customary for the king to consult experts in matters of law and justice, he spoke with the wise men who understood the times.
Before a young woman’s turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months with oil of myrrh and six with perfumes and cosmetics.
All the royal officials at the king’s gate knelt down and paid honor to Haman, for the king had commanded this concerning him. But Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor.
Culture tries to teach us what you have matters more than who you are
Esther teaches us that we are missionaries
The Savior teaches us that true beauty is living with a mission