Esther 7* Esther accuses Haman. (1-6) Haman hanged on his own gallows.(7-10)1-6 If the love of life causes earnest pleadings with thosethat can only kill the body, how fervent should our prayers beto Him, who is able to destroy both body and soul in hell! Howshould we pray for the salvation of our relatives, friends, andall around us! When we petition great men, we must be cautiousnot to give them offence; even just complaints must often bekept back. But when we approach the King of kings withreverence, we cannot ask or expect too much. Though nothing butwrath be our due, God is able and willing to do exceedingabundantly, even beyond all we can ask or think. 7-10 The king was angry: those that do things with self-will,reflect upon them afterward with self-reproach. When angry, weshould pause before we come to any resolution, and thus rule ourown spirits, and show that we are governed by reason. Those thatare most haughty and insolent when in power and prosperity,commonly, like Haman, are the most abject and poor-spirited whenbrought down. The day is coming when those that hate andpersecute God's chosen ones, would gladly be beholden to them.The king returns yet more angry against Haman. Those about himwere ready to put his wrath into execution. How little can proudmen be sure of the interest they think they have! The enemies ofGod's church have often been thus taken in their own craftiness.The Lord is known by such judgments. Then was the king's wrathpacified, and not till then. And who pities Haman hanged on hisown gallows? who does not rather rejoice in the Divinerighteousness displayed in the destruction his own art broughtupon him? Let the workers of iniquity tremble, turn to the Lord,and seek pardon through the blood of Jesus
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