Jul 7, 2019
Both King Xerxes and Haman believed that they had full control of the Medo-Persian kingdom. Haman, most especially, felt he had the power to do anything including inflicting harm on his enemies because he was the Prime minister. To his tragic discovery, he realizes that he had no control of circumstances and events. In the end, he loses everything including his own life.
Chapter eight is a series of IRONIES proving to one and all that GOD ALONE RULES! There four sections to this narrative and they are as follows:
I. GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY in ESTHER’S PROSPERITY and MORDECAI’s PROMOTION – vv. 1 – 2
II. GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY as seen in ESTHER’S PETITION ON BEHALF OF THE JEWS – vv. 3 – 6
III.GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY AS SEEN IN THE KING’S ACTION – vv. 7 – 14
IV.GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY AS SEEN IN MORDECAI and the Jews’ EXALTATION vv. 15 – 17