Esther vs Haman

The God-ward and Self-ward Life

Gavin Rodgers | Sun, 6th Dec 2020

As we reach the midpoint in the story we stop to compare and contrast two of the main characters - our hero Esther, and the villain Haman. What is it about that makes Esther and Haman so different? We see that Haman lives life for himself, focussing on his own achievements and ability whereas Esther looks to God and uses his wisdom to guide her. It can be so easy in life to focus on ourselves and try and do things in our own strength as we see with Haman. However, this is never a good place to be. Our first goal should always be to seek God and put him at the centre of every situation.

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