Esther 6 to 10 As Peter reminded us, our arch-villain seeks to destroy [1Pet 5:8], but God in His providence will always overrule his plans because long before this story, God told Abraham in Genesis 12: 3 “I will bless those who bless you and the one who curses you I will curse.”
We left Esther with a dilemma and a challenge “Don’t imagine/think…” you will be the one spared just because of your position. [Esther 4:14] Remember this often God uses people and circumstances to be the hand that guides us even if we cannot see the next step.
Haman’s plan to exterminate all Jews because one man would not bow down to him became his undoing and downfall. This truth became a reality; “The one who is pregnant with wickedness conceives destructive plans…digs a pit and then falls into the hole he has made. He becomes the victim of his own destructive plans and the violence he intended for others falls on his own head.” [Ps 7:14-16]
You may be facing a villain as Esther was. But, will you decide to step out and trust God even to the point “if I perish, I perish” [Esther 4:16] because you know the truth of Romans 8:1 “there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus?”