Scripture Reading – Esther 2:1-18
Blog Title – The Bachelor King
Blogging Niche – Reality Television Bloggers
About Me – One king. Many young women. Let the romance blossom!
Blog Excerpt –
The Game For Love
The king of Persia needs a new queen. But how does a wealthy, powerful man find a worthy soul mate and partner? By making his search into a game, of course!
In preparation for the game, commissioners of the King conducted a thorough search of all the provinces in Persia. The most beautiful virgins were selected and then brought to the king’s harem at the citadel of Susa.
At the citadel, they underwent 12 months of beauty treatments to prepare for the elimination competition. Hegai, who manages the harem, oversaw six months of treatment with oil of myrrh and six months of treatment with perfumes and cosmetics. After a year-long regimen of pampering and beautifying, the women are ready to compete to win approval and favor with the King.
Each woman has one date with the King. At the end of each date, the King decides if the woman is worthy of being his queen. Anyone who pleases the King receives a rose and may be summoned by name again to meet with him. Those who are not summoned again remain in the harem.
As the competition heats up, front-runners will emerge and passions will rise. In the race for royal love, which young beauty will ultimately capture the heart of the King?
The fate of these women rests in the King’s hands. He has big decisions to make. Only he has the power to decide who will be the next queen. Will it be a woman of strong moral character as well as beauty? Tune in to find out!
Again, creative liberties since obviously a rose wasn’t part of the Bible story 😉