Victory For The Jews

Esther 8:1-17

After Haman had been hanged pn his own gallows, Esther brought Mordecai before the king as she had told him they were related. So the king gave his signet ring to Mordecai, and Esther appointed him over the house of Haman.

The death of Haman was however the end, for the previous command to destroy the Jews was still there. So, Esther fell before the king and asked him counteract the evil Haman had planned against the Jews. The king gave her and Mordecai the right to write letters to counter the previous ones, and allowing the Jews everywhere to gather together and defend themselves against their enemies.

So, the documents were prepared and sent swiftly by couriers to every province from India to Ethiopia, written in the king’s name and sealed with his signet. The Jews were glad and they rejoiced greatly at the news, holding a holiday and feasting. Many of the people of the land actually affiliated themselves themselves to the Jews as they were greatly afraid of them.

From being lose to annihilation, the Jews had victory. They were God‘s special people, and they enjoyed his favour even in captivity, spread about away from their land. Indeed, if God be for us what could be against us!

Some verses to remember

2  And the king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it unto Mordecai. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman.

8 Write ye also for the Jews, as it liketh you, in the king’s name, and seal it with the king’s ring: for the writing which is written in the king’s name, and sealed with the king’s ring, may no man reverse.

17  And in every province, and in every city, whithersoever the king’s commandment and his decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.

 

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