Miss America contestants aren't just pretty faces. They strive to be strong, positive female leaders. Esther is more than a pretty face too. She was crowned on her good looks, but she became a deliverer for her people and a preview of Jesus Christ.
One of the most elevated Bible characters was a foreign prostitute. Rahab doesn't meet our expectations, but she obviously met God's! How could she inspire you to put your faith into action?
Nobody knows what something means more than the person who wrote it. The Holy Spirit is the Bible's ultimate Author. He shows us how to interpret Bible prophecy.
We hate when our words are taken out of context. We must be careful not to do this to the authors of the Bible - especially the prophets!
"Historical context" makes it much easier to interpret the Bible. Without it, we stand no chance of interpreting prophecy correctly.