May 26, 2019
The battle between GOOD and EVIL characterizes the HISTORY of mankind, and behind this would be God against Satan. God calls and uses people to fulﬁll His purposes to DEFEAT the SCHEMES of Satan. Satan on the other hand is a copycat using people as well to DESTROY God’s people.
In this chapter, we ﬁnd this human drama played out as we see Esther vs. Haman. God works behind the scenes supplying Esther the wisdom she needed to win the favor of the King. Satan on the other hand fuels and energizes the hatred of Haman to destroy God’s people.
I. God’s weapon – Queen Esther
A. The huge RISK – Esther’s intercession
B. The RESPONSE of King Xerxes
C. The INITIAL “TESTING of WATERS” and “SOFTENING the GROUND”
II.Satan’s weapon: Haman
A. HAMAN’S HAPPINESS AND HATRED
B. HAMAN’S DELIGHTS AND DISMAY
C. HAMAN’S DEVIOUS PLAN
This chapter gave us an idea on HOW GOD and SATAN work. Satan works through the HATRED, PRIDE and the FOOLISHNESS of people to destroy others and the instruments he uses. God on the other hand supplies WISDOM, GENTLENESS and LOVE in using his instruments like Esther. It is not DIFFICULT to PREDICT who is GOING to WIN in the END. In the end, God and his instruments have their HANDS raised in VICTORY!