Pocket Sized Thoughts – Esther – Part 8

Esther 7:1-10 “I and my people are to be destroyed” (v.4)

There had been much preparation of ground in the king’s heart before Esther revealed her true request and the burden that lay heavily upon her heart. This demonstrated the wisdom of the young queen. So often, even in our prayers, we expect instant answers without doing the all-important groundwork first. Esther had prepared things well so that when the king asked her what her heart’s deep desire was, she was ready to reveal it and the king to receive it. She explains the plot against her people and after further enquiry from the king, she reveals that the architect of it all was Haman. The king retreats for a little time to consider the matter. While the king is doing this, Haman, fearing for his life, throws himself upon Esther’s bed to plead for his life. At that moment, the king enters in again, sees what Haman is doing, suspects the worst and orders his hanging upon the very gallows he thought to hang Mordecai upon. The trap he had set for another is the one he falls into himself (see Psalms 9:16 ; 35:8 & 141:10 ; Proverbs 26:27). In this, we see that the enemy always over reaches himself. Presumption, pride and blind hatred are always his undoing and brings him to ultimate shame. The justice of God never fails and will always prevail.

PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you that You never leave us, nor forsake us, even in the most dire of circumstances.”