Dave Burnette's Commentary

Esther Chapter 7

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: Mordecai
Date Penned: (470 BC)
Overview: God's Sovereignty and Power Through Esther's Life (c 1-10)
Theme: Esther Intercedes For the Jews (c 5-8)
Message: The King Hanks Haman (1-10)

Esther 7 Commentary

(7:1-10) The Tables Turn - Haman's hatred and evil plotting turned against him when the king discovered his true intentions. He was hanged on the gallows he had set up for someone else. Proverbs 26:27 teaches that if you set a trap for others, you shouldn't be surprised if you get caught in it yourself. What happened to Haman demonstrates this with violent clarity.

(7:8) The Veil of Death - The king's attendants covered Haman's face. It was customary in the ancient world for a veil to be placed over the face of someone condemned to death

 Dave Burnette's Life Application

A Sinners Judgement

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we  continue the Book of Esther with Chapter 7. In our text today we see the King hanging Haman as his hatred and evil plotting turned against him as the King discovered his true intentions. In making application we see a picture of how the Lord does judge evil men. It may seem that some are getting away with their evil acts, even their oppression, and plotting against us but the Lord is in control. He is working on His timetable according to His Will and Purpose. Make no mistake, we will all give an account for our lives before a Righteous and Holy God. How about you? Are you facing evil people in your life that plot and plan against you? Don't worry, God is in control, He will judge sinners, Let us learn from our text today and the Life of Hamen to remember that Lord uncovers the plans of sinners and judges every man according to their sin.


Esther 7

Esther 7

 1So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen.

 2And the king said again unto Esther on the second day at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition, queen Esther? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? and it shall be performed, even to the half of the kingdom.

 3Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request:

 4For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail the king's damage.

 5Then the king Ahasuerus answered and said unto Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so?

 6And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.

 7And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath went into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king.

 8Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.

 9And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon.

 10So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.