Esther 3:15 ” The post went out being hastened by the king’s commandment, and the decree was given in Shu’shan the palace and the king and Haman sat down to drink, but the city was perplexed.” KJV
Here we have a city that is now tormented by what is supposed to happen. Haman had arranged for all the Jews to be slain. Both young and old. I’m sure some residents didn’t care that the Jews were to perish but it says, the city was perplexed which causes me to think that it wasn’t just the Jews who were perplexed but the residents as a whole of Shu’shan.
Here the king is a pawn in Satan’s hand. How many times in the Bible or throughout history have we seen people be used by Satan simply because they are not where they need to be with the Lord. Even in churches. Such pain and suffering have these people caused. Some damage has been so terrible it that seems it is irreparable while some damage is not allowed to ever take place.
We see here that the king and Haman are sitting and enjoying their meal. Haman is happy and I’m sure he is practically giddy because he is about to eradicate the Jews. The king is thrilled because he is going to be doing away with any who are not supporters and completely loyal to him.
So we have two different scenarios here, the king and Haman are pleased with themselves thinking that they will be victorious and then we have this other scenario where a nation is worried and perplexed at their impending doom. Both entities are wrong, although both thinks that they are right. What they both cannot see is the UNSEEN hand of God at work.
This is life people in a nutshell. We cannot see the UNSEEN hand at work most of the time, yet we are asked by God to trust Him and obey. Literally all the Jews lives depended on whether Esther would continue to trust and obey allowing the UNSEEN hand to work or she could choose to accept things the way they were, only seeing what is right in front of her, thereby condemning a whole people to be destroyed. It was ultimately her choice. God never forces us to do anything, it is always our choice. We know however that she did indeed trust and obey. She did that which was asked of her to do. (By her obedience thousands were saved.) And this is what we must do. Trust God, do what He ask of us to do. He wants us not to trust in what we can see but trust in that which we cannot see or better yet the WHO we cannot see.
The devil has his plans, and right now it appears he will prevail. He wants to eradicate us Christians, he is sitting constantly trying to device devious plans to defeat God’s people and to wipe us out. BUT my brothers and sisters, let us not sit and wring our hands in perplexity because the UNSEEN hand is already at work. All we must do is be patient,have faith, and trust in Him, and obey Him.
We will be victorious. We will win. We are gonna have battles and most of the time they will seem impossible to defeat. But do not wring your hands in fear and worry but rather fold those hands in prayer and lift them to heaven in victory! Wave your palms of victory!
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