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ESTHER SERIES – CHAPTER 7

January 12, 2019

The events that transpired during Esther’s second banquet is revealed in chapter seven.

Similar to the first banquet in attendance with Queen Esther was King Ahasuerus and Haman. For the third time the king asked Esther what her request was and she asked the king if she found favor in his sight to spare her life and the lives of her countrymen. She told the king of the wicked plan of annihilation and pointed out if the Jews were slaves then she would not be justifying in asking this request but in the Persian empire they were free.

Immediately the king wanted to know, “Who is he, and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so?” to which Esther revealed it was Haman. Haman became petrified and the king angrily left the Queen’s chamber and went into the palace garden.

Haman knowing, he was in trouble made the fatal mistake of falling on the couch where Esther was sitting to beg for mercy. When the king returned to the room and found him in that position he thought Haman was trying to violate Esther; thus, he had his guards seize Haman.

Harbonah, one of the king’s chamberlains told him about the fifty cubits high gallows which Haman had made on his property for Mordecai execution, and the king ordered Haman be hung there and thereafter the king was appeased.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
The gallows that Haman had prepared for Mordecai’s demise ended up being used for his demise. What you sow, you will reap.

Can you imagine the fear that his family felt when they saw Haman hanging on the gallows he had prepared for someone else?

When you realize you have been tricked because you misjudged someone character thinking they are honest and working on your behave; remove them from your life.

Follow the steps of Esther. She was presented with a critical problem, she fasted and prayed, she never addressed the instigator of the problem but she spoke to the person that could, and he resolved the problem for her. So, when you have a problem with an individual who is trying to harm you or those you love, fast and pray, speak to God and allow Him to handle the situation.

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