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Monday, January 23, 2006

Esther 7

Haman's downfall

Summary:
At the banquet, the king again asked Esther for her real request. She told him that a man was trying to kill Esther's entire race. The king asked who it was, and Esther said it was Haman.

The king became enraged at Haman, and after some fleeing, Haman got back to where Esther was begged for his life from Esther. Just then, the king, seeking Haman, walked in, and thought Haman was trying to molest Esther. They got Haman, and hung him on the massive gallows he had made for Mordecai.

Key verse:
3. If I have found favor with you, O king, and if it pleases your majesty, grant me my life—this is my petition. And spare my people—this is my request.

My thoughts:
Again with the perfect timing.

Here we see Haman's downfall from a man of honour to a man who is humiliated in the streets, and who has to run for his life, and beg for it too. To me he seems like a coward, who knows that what he's doing is wrong, and has no excuse when things go wrong, and simply has to run.

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