Hello Beautiful People and Happy Valentines Day!
Time for Day Seven! Please remember to hashtag #EstherChallenge when you tweet about it. In addition, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your notes for each chapter, or a summary and I will put it up on this blog page.
DAY SEVEN- CHAPTER SEVEN
Main People in this Chapter:
- King Aha
- Queen Esther
- Haman (aka Hitler)
CHEEKY SUMMARY by Kanayo: The King and Haman went to the second party Esther invited them to. Still eager to know what Queen Esther wanted, the King enquired and offered her for the THIRD time half of his kingdom. *Screams FAVOUR*. The King was still unaware that Esther was a Jew, so when she asked that He spare her life and the life of her people he was a tad confused and vex that someone would dare to harm his Queen. When Esther told him that it was in fact Haman who wanted to destroy her and her people, the King was rage so he went to the garden for some fresh air to think. Haman new that his life was over, finitooo. So he started begging the queen for his life while she was chilling on the sofa. When the king came back, he saw Haman begging. Haman was probably way too close to Esther because the King was furious and assumed that Haman was ready to rape the queen whilst the King was just round the corner. The King’s men pointed out the 75 feet gallows Haman had built for Mordecai…the tables fully turned as the King ordered them to hang Haman on it. He was hanged…Ha ha Ha-man LOOL.
WHAT I LEARNED FROM THIS CHAPTER:
- OUR KING WILL ALWAYS PROTECT US. God doesn’t care about our background, He wants the best for those that love Him, He will protect us and He will never leave us.
- HARD DECISIONS. I respected King Aha in this chapter because he had to make a hard decision. Don’t forget that Haman was very close to Him, they were buddies, he probably loved him in a bromance way. But when it came to making a decision between his wife and his friend. He chose his WIFE. To the Ladies: Pray for a husband that will put you first above the opinions of his friends. To the Men: Your future WIFE is not your friend, she is your love, your best friend, you and her are ONE and you ought to love her in the same my Christ loved the church. Don’t lose a good thing in order to please your friends.
- YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW! Know that the thing you intend to hurt someone else with will often turn around to hurt you instead. Galatians 6:7-8, ‘do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life’. If you’re sowing wickedness, trying to put someone down, it will boomerang and come back to you! God won’t wink at it. Just look at Haman. Proverbs 26:27, ‘Whoever digs a pit will fall into it; if someone rolls a stone, it will roll back on them.’ So, we can see the danger of trying to lay a trap for another to fall into. If we do, we’ll just eventually fall into it ourselves. We just ought to pray and leave it to God, like Esther did.
- PRIDE AND DESTRUCTION ARE GOOD FRIENDS. Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall, Proverbs 16:18. So far we have seen the prideful nature of Haman, look at where it has led Him to his own death. Pride can be such a subtle sin for us; we need to keep ourselves in check. Always pray, less of me and more of you Lord!
- IT IS NOT OVER YET…Remember the law to kill all Jews still stands, it was sealed by the King because of Haman. There is more to it which the next few chapters will reveal.
WHAT EVERYONE DOING THE ESTHER CHALLENGE THINKS:
God is soooooo amazing, reading chap 5 at first I was like Esther is really stalling here!!! However chap 7 makes you realise she was waiting on God, she was being patient… Her patience allowed God to work on the king’s heart and reminded him of our ‘brader’ Mordecai even to the point of honouring him….just beautiful. Patience is an amazing thing we take for granted and at times it becomes a burden, especially in this fast pace age. Esther patience and obedience allowed her to realise that God was in control, putting him in the driving seat. She didn’t even have to stress over the intricate details of how to save the Jews, she just had to put her trust him. (Proverbs 3:5-6) Ladies let’s allow God to become the centre of all our issues and enter that amazing place of rest. Blessings!! – Paulina, @Psoulflower