Today we would be looking at the 7th chapter of the book of Esther
In this study, the tools we would use for this study are
- Who, What, When, Where, and How tool
- What does it mean?
- How does it apply to me today?
So let’s dig in and turn the bible to the Esther 7
The book of Esther, is mainly descriptive, telling of the events that occurred.
Who, What, When, Where, and How tool
King Ahasuerus and Haman attended Queen Esther’s 2nd banquet the next day to Modecia having received a reward from the king for his loyalty.
Queen Esther presented her request to the king for her life and her people’s lives.
The king is enraged that the life of his queen should be threatened
Queen Esther names the enemy as Haman
Harbonah, one of the eunuchs, collaborated Esther’s accusation informing the king of the gallows, fifty cubits high, which Haman made for Mordecai, who spoke good on the king’s behalf, standing at the house of Haman.” this collaborated that the Jews were not rebellious to the king as Hamman had tried to intimate to the king earlier
Haman is killed with the same instrument he had prepared to killed Modecia
king Ahasuerus angry is subsided
What does it mean?
Esther delighted the king with what he liked before making her request. This king likes banquets as we have seen from the beginning of this story. He had a banquet for 6 months. Esther delighted the king before making her request.
When God tells us in Psalm 37:1-2
Don’t worry about the wicked
or envy those who do wrong.
For like grass, they soon fade away.
Like spring flowers, they soon wither.
The downfall of Haman, the enemy of the Jews.
How does it apply to me today?
From time to time we make requests from different relationships. But to understand the person or persons we intend to make the request for and make necessary preparations.
As one will not attend a board meeting without reading the brief or preparing for the meeting. We make requests from our domestic relationship like spouses, siblings, parents, children do I understand what delights the other party that we are making a request from?
God tells us how to approach Him. Psalms 100:4
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
The second lesson that shouts out to me is not to be envious or feel powerless when it seems like evil men are thriving.
Do not envy the wicked even though they may seem to be succeeding because only God gives success without sorrow.