Epistles of Thomas

December 20, 2009

Esther 4-6

Filed under: Old Testament — Thomas @ 17:44
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Mordecai informed Esther about the impending destruction of her people and uttered the famous line, “And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?” Esther was afraid to approach the king for fear of being killed but was willing if her people would fast and pray for her. She appeared before Xerxes and called for a banquet with him and Haman. The first day she merely invited them back for a second banquet. Haman rushed home and immediately made plans to impale Mordecai on a huge pole. Unfortunately for Haman that night King Xerxes was reminded of Mordecai’s loyal service and called for him to be rewarded. Haman ironically announced the reward and was forced to perform it. This section ends with his advisors and wife stating, “Since Mordecai, before whom your downfall has started, is of Jewish origin, you cannot stand against him—you will surely come to ruin” (6:13). Very comforting!

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