Queen Esther, a Jew, informs the King of Haman’s evil plans to destroy her people. The King seals Haman’s fate.
The King gives all that belonged to Haman to Queen Esther, and she put her uncle Mordecai in charge of Haman’s house.
God tells us to not be afraid, that He will give us the words to speak in the hour of need.
Again, Queen Esther bravely pleads to the King that the orders Haman had written to destroy the Jews be reversed.
The King, bound by custom and law was unable to reverse the orders, but did issue new orders;
“the king granted the Jews who were in every city to gather themselves together, and to defend their life, to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish, all the power of the people and province that would assault them, their little ones and women, and to plunder their possessions”
– Esther 8:11
In every province where the king’s commandment was delivered, the Jews had gladness, joy, a feast, and a good day.
A classic story of good versus evil, the Book of Esther is a unique account in the Bible. It gives us a glimpse of the Jews who remained outside their homeland after the Exile, particularly the Jews living in the Persian Empire. Here we see that the author chose a fascinating literary choice – never once is God mentioned in the entire Book. This behind-the-scenes take of God at work is brilliantly displayed throughout Esther’s chapters through “coincidences” and “happen chances” that help to save the Jews from Haman’s wicked plot to destroy them.