Esther 7 is really the climax of the story. So far in Esther, Haman has lied to King Ahasuerus and has plotted to kill all the Jews. At the feast in chapter 7, the king tells Esther to make any request. This is where it gets interesting. The king still does not know that Esther is a Jew, and she finally reveals this to him. She says, “For we have been sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be killed, and to be annihilated” (v.4). This means that if Haman’s plot of killing all the Jews is carried out then Esther would lose her life too. The king would lose his queen. Esther makes the request that the Jews would be saved, and the king grants that request. Haman, who tricked the king, is ultimately put to death because of his wrongdoing.
Esther 7 truly shows God’s deliverance of His people. The Jews were in a bad situation, but God was sovereignly working all of this according to His plan. If Esther had not been the queen then Haman’s plot would have been carried out and the Jews would have been destroyed. As Christians, we have to trust in God.
In our passage, we see God deliver His people. This is not the greatest act of deliverance though. The greatest act of deliverance is when Jesus went to the cross. Through Jesus, He has delivered people from death to life. Rest in that today.
Final thought: how have you seen God’s sovereignty in your own life?
By: Brice Stockton — Student Ministry Apprentice