Uncertainty in Bible: Esther Redeems Her People

Esther is raised up from orphan girl to Queen through a series of events which can only be orchestrated by the Lord.  {Esther 1-2}

But, there’s trouble.  Haman, the right hand to the king, doesn’t like her cousin {and adoptive father} Mordecai and sets out to kill all the Jews.  King Xerxes has no idea his new wife is actually a Jew.  {Esther 2:20-22}

Mordecai commands the Jews to fast and pray and Esther does this also. She then approaches King Xerxes, although it could mean death, if he doesn’t accept her. {Esther 4:1-11}

Esther is nervous but Mordecai reminds her, “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”   {Esther 4:12-14}

Esther invited the king and Haman to a banquet

This is a very scary and uncertain time for Esther. Will her husband accept her? Will he be willing to listen to her?  She has to be careful how to go about this and devises a plan. Esther showed wisdom and patience in a terrible situation while dealing with a difficult husband. 

Thankfully, King Xerxes extends his staff towards her and she invites him and Haman to dinner.  Even then she waits and invites them back a second night for dinner.

When Esther finally speaks, she reveals the truth of her heritage and the decree to destroy her people.  Haman must have blanched as she revealed the truth.  In the end, he only made things worse for himself and ended up being impaled.  {Esther 5-7}

Esther is an example that we all have a purpose in life.  Some purposes requires considerable courage, strength and prayer, as did Esther’s.

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