Reflection on Esther 7:1-10

So they hanged Haman on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king’s fury subsided.

Haman had been plotting against the Jews because of his hatred of one of them, a man named Mordecai.

After much dancing around court proprieties, Queen Esther, herself a Jew, manages to get Haman and the King together for a banquet.

There she reveals Haman’s plot against the Jews. The king, filled with rage, orders Haman hanged, ironically from the gallows that Haman had had built to kill Mordecai.

The book of Esther is about God’s care for His people. He raises one of them, Esther, to a place of unrivalled influence so that she is in a position to protect His people.

God is still caring for His people, from the least to the most powerful. When danger threatens. We can still trust Him to lead us through.

Lord God Almighty, you are my rescuer and deliverer. I will put my trust in you alone. Amen.


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