Esther was a Jew, but she was taken as the wife of Ahasuerus, the king of the Medes and Persians.
This king had a minister in his court named Haman who devised a plot to eliminate the Jews. Esther’s uncle, Mordecai, learned of the plot and told Esther to talk with the king about the wicked plan.
Esther was the queen, but their relationship was not like that of husbands and wives today.
She needed to request an audience of the king just like anyone else would. To enter the king’s presence without an invitation could get Esther killed.
Mordecai said that Esther was brought to the position she had “for such a time as this.” (Esther 4:14) She was the one who could alert the king of Haman’s plan.
Esther responded that she would stand up for her people even if it meant death, so she trusted God to guide her in revealing the evil plot against her people.
By faith, Esther boldly revealed her heritage as a child of God’s people, the Jews and stopped wicked Haman’s plan.
Esther’s Bible story on faith is found in the Old Testament book Esther