What Goes Around Comes AroundApril 18, 2021 / Esther 7:
This story is starting to resemble a Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote cartoon. Mordecai’s refusal to bow to Haman was the “beep-beep” ringing in his ears. Haman could stop anytime were he not obsessed with killing the Jews. Haman would be humiliated and then hanged on his own instrument of death. Gravity also played a part in Haman’s demise, but the main rule he could not win against was the providence of God. What goes around, comes around. Let’s consider a few outline points and then a few applications.
I. Esther’s (1-4,6)
- God is the of this story, but Esther showed courage in the deliverance of her people.
- Esther asks the king for two things: (1) Her own life (7:3a) and (2) Her lives (7:3b).
- She carefully petitioned the king’s .
II. Ahasuerus’ (5-7)
- Esther has told the story that arouses the king’s before he even knows who he is angry with.
- Once asked for details, Esther can finally let the cat out of the bag. The wicked and evil enemy is .
III. Haman’s Consequences (8-10)
- What goes around comes around. Sow the wind, and you will reap the .
- Proverbs 26:27 “Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.”
1. Enemies of God’s people will eventually be and eliminated.
- Many people escape in this world. But this trend will not continue .
- God sees everything, and He will bring wicked, evil people to justice in His own .
2. Live so that when what is concealed is , it will be for your reward and not .
- The Bible has a lot to say about the principle of and reaping.
- Haman sowed anger against Mordecai, and he reaped from the king.
- Haman wanted to kill Mordecai and the Jews, and the king Haman.
3. The safest place for anyone is to be with God’s people.
- God will defeat all enemies.
- God will expose everything at the end of the age.
- God’s wrath has been in Christ.
- Sometimes we just need to be reminded that God will ultimately defeat all His enemies. We also need to be we are not among them.