“The copy of the writing for a commandment to be given in every province was published unto all people, that they should be ready against that day. The posts went out, being hastened by the king’s commandment, and the decree was given in Shushan the palace. And the king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city Shushan was perplexed.” Esther 3:14-15 (KJV)

The book of Esther is partly about a Jewish girl in the captivity in Shushan during the reign of Ahasuerus.  The name of God is never mentioned, but let us never think that He is not seen, nor heard, nor in control of the events of the great book.

Haman is from the Amalekites who are descendants of Esau.  They have hated the Hebrew people for at least a thousand (1,000) years.  The Jewish people fought them from the time of their departure from Egypt, in the wilderness (Exodus 17:8-14).  Haman is a descendant of Agag from 1 Samuel 15, and due to this history has a vendetta to kill and destroy the Hebrew people.  He schemes and plots; after his appointment as the chief prince of the Shushan; and convinces the king to give the writing (3:11-13), and destroy, to kill all the Jewish people throughout the land.

In looking at verse 14 above; the final part of the last sentence says, “But the city of Shushan was perplexed” ie. “confused”.  This was pure and simply a plot of demonic proportions.  For God is not the author of confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33).  Yet we will see that God is in complete control to preserve and protect His people.

The king and Haman sat down to drink, to celebrate the writing; yet the city was confused.  When kings and rulers make laws that confuse the people that is a simple sign that the laws and the rules are not to benefit the people.

There is peace, there is stability, there is knowledge, and there is wisdom for the people of God; for those who follow God’s way to life.

Wake up today, and walk in the law of God.  Do not trust in the edicts of men; they only lead to confusion.  The way of God is through the cross of Jesus Christ.  He died, was buried, and rose again.  One day He is returning to take His people to His place; then returning to this earth to rid the earth of all sin and evil.  Join Him by trusting in His Son and His finished work.

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