Esther 4 to 6 God is Sovereign
All three books, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, tell us life stories under Persian rule. They depict Jewish prominence as well as Anti-Jewish sentiment. Like the Jews throughout history, we are pilgrims and strangers on earth. God will use those who honor him and those who do not bring about His plans, for He is sovereign.
Behind the scenes, God is getting ready to destroy Satan’s puppet Haman. Haman has two problems: anger and pride. First, he is angry at Mordecai’s refusal to bow and he crafts a piece of legislation to annihilate all Jews. What Haman does not know or remember is that Mordecai is the one who revealed the assassination plot to kill the king, yet is never rewarded. Secondly, the king is unsuspecting of Haman’s motives, but God will use insomnia to start the revelation.
God has his ways of revealing the truth. He is no fool, and He will not be mocked [Gal 6:7]. Haman reminds us of the truth that pride goeth before the fall. [Prov 16:18] Satan thinks he has the upper hand and is in control. Prov 16:9, “A man’s heart devises his way: but the LORD directs his steps,” as well as how God divinely orchestrates past, present and the future to bring glory to Himself.