Esther's wise request
The king and Haman are going to Queen Esther,s 2nd Banquet
the king has already asked 2ce what is your petition
Haman is just coming from a humiliating time leading Mordicai
So the king and Haman went to dine with Queen Esther. And the king again said to Esther, on the second day while they were drinking, “What is your petition, Queen Esther? It will be given to you. What is your request? It will be given to you—even half the kingdom.”
why dint Esther not give the answer on the first request?
did not feel the right time
For everything there is an appointed time, a time for every matter under heaven: a time to bear and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to root up what is planted; a time to kill and a time to heal; a time to break down and a time to build up; a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance; a time to throw away stones and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek and a time to lose; a time to keep and a time to throw away; a time to tear and a time to sew; a time to be silent and a time to speak;
A time to be silent and a time to speak
If we allow the Holy Spirit to guide us He leads us in all of these ways
How many times have we opened our mouth and ....
or I knew I should not have done that I was thinking at the time...
Soo Esther has remained quiet ...
Then Queen Esther answered, and she said, “If I have found favor in your eyes, O king, and if it is good to the king, let my life be given to me at my petition and my people at my request;
wisdom in the request
If Can have your unmerited Grace
My life, my people,
I and my people have been sold to be destroyed and killed, to be annihilated. If we had been sold as male and female slaves I would have kept quiet, because this is not a need sufficient to trouble the king.”
not accusing the king who signed off on the law
And King Ahasuerus said to Queen Esther, “Who is he, and where is he, who gave himself the right to do this?” And Esther said, “The adversary and enemy is this evil Haman!” And Haman was terrified before the king and queen.
Haman has gone in 24 hrs from
Honor to humiliation to horror
The king rose in his anger from the banquet and went to the palace garden, and Haman stood to beg for his life from Queen Esther, for he realized that the king was determined to make an end to his life. And the king returned from the palace garden to the banquet hall, where Haman was lying prostrate on the couch that Esther was on, and the king said, “Will he also molest the queen with me in the house?” As the words went from the king’s mouth they covered Haman’s face.
Haman has gone from hating an despising the Jews to groveling at the feet of a Jewish woman
the king stays out in the garden just long enough for haman to grovel at the feet of Esther
the king sees haman molesting the queen
the last straw
And Habrona, one of the eunuchs in the presence of the king, said, “Look, the same gallows that Haman had prepared for Mordecai who spoke good for the sake of the king stands at Haman’s house, fifty cubits high.” And the king said, “Hang him on it.” And they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai, and the anger of the king was abated.
Do not be deceived: God is not to be mocked, for whatever a person sows, this he will also reap,
Haman sowed anger and reaped anger from the king
What a difference a day makes