Esther Chapter 7 Discussion



 
  • Tim legarie on Esther 7
    When you do not believe you craft your own guillionine ,and cut of all your blessings here ,and in the hereafter for eternity.
  • Suze - in Reply on Esther 7
    I was just pointing out what it actually says in the Bible . If you read the verses I quoted , Vashti broke the law and was not forgiven and banished from her husband's presence , Esther broke the law , was forgiven and saved her people , sounds familiar ?
  • Richard H Priday - in Reply on Esther 7
    In addition; I would say that only the covenant of grace through the blood atonement of Christ was able to supercede that of the old laws and statutes. As far as any other covenants; i.e. marriage and national promises it is clear that they are for a lifetime; or eternal based on what God ordained; but also coming at the voluntary response of the people such as at Mt. Sinai and whenever the Lord spoke through kings and prophets. There are some covenants involving other nations that Israel made (such as the Gibeonites) that were to be maintained. This principal as far as I read scripture also applies for other vows made by man as well invoking the name of God.

    In general; I am trying to read what a passage says; connect it to other scriptures; then study how it ties into God's character with covenants; etc. We can see many evidences of grace even in the O.T.; and Christ is the fulfillment of the law; etc. I don't want to ignore the fact that we are under grace now; and not under the law; but also don't want to myopically apply the principles in Romans beyond where it was originally intended.

    Hope that helps..Rich P (Agape)
  • Richard H Priday - in Reply on Esther 7
    I am not sure how you say Esther "broke the law" unless you are referring to her walking into the inner court. This was a necessary sacrifice of her life if necessary to save her people.

    As to Vashti; I am not sure what to say as to your concept. I am looking as I have in much of scripture to the covenant of marriage; and its sanctity; which crosses over dispensations and was instituted by God in the garden. So I was looking at a societal attitude not focusing on law and grace. I can't say how much emphasis should be placed on finding evidences of the old law and grace; hopefully it is not at the expense of the coherency of the whole word of God. On one hand; Christ did say that not "one jot nor tittle" shall be changed as long as heaven and earth exist as to God's law ( Matthew 5:17-20). Of course no one is saved by the law and we all have fallen short. Sometimes though; I think there is too much emphasis on that; and not enough of our obedience to general admonitions which we CAN follow; but only when we are led by the Spirit; or in O.T. times truly saved. In other words; general apostasy causes our minds to darken; and for our souls to desensitize to the promptings of the Spirit. We are led astray; then increase in sin because we don't fear God; nor trust His words about our sin NATURE; how we as sheep are prone to stray. Just ranting a bit here...

    My other point; as stated previously is that God isn't mentioned nor does it have to be in order to get the idea of the "noble woman" (as illustrated in Proverbs 31; for instance). Sometimes; I think people tend to have a "religious" mindset at the expense of knowing God (i.e. they know a lot of His doctrines but not His ways). I am drilling home the everlasting principle of His covenants in scripture; as it took me only until recently to discover how much is in the Word related to that.
  • Suze - in Reply on Esther 7
    Hi Richard , I have always thought that Vashti represents the old covenant and Esther the new , Esther Ch 1 V 9-22 and Ch 4 V 10-17 . Vashti broke the law of her culture and wasn't forgiven , in the same way that there was no forgiveness in the law given to Moses and Esther broke the law but was forgiven as we are forgiven in Christ . A bit like how Saul represents the law of Moses (no forgiveness) and David represents the new covenant of forgiveness in Christ . I hope I explained that ok .
  • Richard H Priday on Esther 7
    The "crap hits the fan" so to speak. The end of chapter six shows how his wife and whoever the "wise men" were (unless they were one and the same as his friends mentioned the previous day) changing their tune. His own downfall was now predicted just 24 hours later; if it was indeed of the Jews that had started to prevail.

    Esther lets out all the stops here in this clever setup. There was no way of knowing that the king would just happen to read about Mordecai's unsung hero status in catching the two conspirators some time ago written in the records after he spent a sleepless night. Esther stated point blank what Haman had decreed against Mordecai and it should be noted that she stated if it was just "bondmen and bondwomen" that was determined for her people she would have held her tongue. Then when asked who had done such a thing it was stated that this "adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman".

    The king probably had forgotten at least the logic of how he signed the edict; due to the seeming righteous indignation of Haman justifying such a document because of Mordecai's disrespect. Emotions got the best of the king once again and God's purposes were to come to pass; when Haman was to be hung on the gallows he prepared for Mordecai. More divine justice was to soon follow in the rest of the book.

    As to Esther; this deck of cards dealt to her was MASTERFULLY played; in accordance with prudence and wisdom. And the name of God isn't mentioned anywhere in the book! Quite remarkable.
  • Eric Lopez on Esther 7
    Yes! Justice!
  • Esther O. France on Esther 7
    Our God is Wonderful.
  • BSP on Esther 7
    Verse 9: The evil that Haman had in mind for Mordecai came back upon his own head.
  • Alex on Esther 7
    Esther was under the tent of Mordecai to become great who,s tent are you?
  • Irene123 on Esther 7
    God did judge Haman - through the king. Just as He used a Persian king, Cyrus, to help His people rebuild the temple.
  • Bethrand on Esther 7
    The king could have let go of Haman and let God judge him instead.
  • Christian Ajayi on Esther 7
    God will always be sovereign! I see your enemies swallowing their evil deeds and falling into the pit they dug for you in Jesus' name.
  • Anne on Esther 7
    Evil shall not prevail. What the devil means for evil God will turn it for Good.
  • Modesta on Esther 7
    The one who dig a pit for others to fall into it is the one who will fall into it, God knows everything even the things in our hearts.
  • Tony on Esther 7
    We see the same actions occurring today against Christians in the world. Jesus says, "Fear not, for redemption drawest near.
  • Ernest Tematey on Esther 7
    Indeed when we try to lift ourselves up God brings us down. But when we humble ourselves the same rselves
  • Oyelowo Akintola on Esther 7
    In our God is awesome, what He for Mordecai, He did it also for Daniel and in life of the three Hebrew boys in burning furnace and He is doing the same in my life now. As many that are willing to focus their attention on Jesus and not on their circumstance or situation God is ready and willing to recall on law of substitution to come to play. God will every to defend and honor those who fear Him.
  • Jennifer on Esther 7
    God is indeed faithful.The battle is the Lord's.
  • Marion-cherie abdullahi on Esther 7
    the evil that man do will forever live with him from generation to generation. God will always remain God dealing with the enemies.
  • Gloria on Esther 7
    Imagin what could have happened Moidecai has turned back to haman. Dat is what Bible says dat who ever dat dig a hole would fall into it to him self
  • Nancy on Esther 7:9
    This are the times that the Lord God comes in to fight you.Remember the Lord's whip is more painful than any other for sure no one can withstand the pain. More of this the pain stand on forever so let us not plan evil for the other person for am sure you cannot withstand the consequences see he paid with his life so be on the lookout and watch you mouth.
  • Uneduks on Esther 7
    God allowed Haman to plot/plan to the end before turning tables, so that the world would know that He alone is the supreme One. Who would not fear Thee, O LORD? Who can stop Him when He starts the process or turning events? Surely not the Hamans of this world.
  • Jossy on Esther 7
    Imagine the elegant Queen pointing straight at the accuser. God is indeed awesome. No man can touch His choosen race and go free.

    When it is time for a man to be delivered from Bondage of any sort, your helpers becomes restless for his sake. God made the King restless because it was actually appointed time to defend the Jews who had been maltreated. In other words, we are encouraged to "Put the power of prayer in our hands", it works marvels. No time spent with God that is useless. Haman felt all authority had been given to him but forgot that there is a Supreme head up there who has the power to do and undo.

    I love this God, he's indeed the father of the fatherless, the helper of the helpless. Thank you father.


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