Re:Verse passage – Esther 7:3-7 (day three)

“Who is he, and where is he, who would presume to do thus?”

Does it seem to you that people in power are often the last to know about any number of important matters? In the Bible, Achish king of Gath happily received David – in his outlaw period on the run from Saul – as a trustworthy vassal while David systematically executed raids on all the king’s allies, annihilating their cities. The king’s administration was dubious of David’s loyalty, but the king himself reveled in his supposed good fortune. David in turn, years later, turned out to be the last to know of his own infant son’s death. Those surrounding monarchs and potentates frequently shield their overlords from unpleasant news. The same held for Ahasuerus. He thought Haman was great. King Jesus is the one ruler who’s in the know.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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