Haman said to King Xerxes, “There is a certain people dispersed and scattered among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom whose customs are different from those of all other people and who do not obey the king’s laws; it is not in the king’s best interest to tolerate them. If it pleases the king, let a decree be issued to destroy them.” (Esther 3:8–9, NIV 1984).
My Musings – We may not be able to read the name of God in the book of Esther, but the hand of God is all over it. While doubted as an historical account by many of today’s scholars (Satan is always trying to discredit the Word of God), it fits the historical pattern of Satan efforts to destroy God’s chosen people (pre-Exodus Egypt), which has extended to fairly recent history (Hitler’s “final solution”). But as we all should know, nothing is “final” until God says, “it is finished.” Miraculously (that hand of God thing again), the most persecuted people group in all of history survives to this day, playing a prominent role in world events.
Since the first century A.D., Satan has had another enemy he desires to destroy — Christendom, A.K.A., the Church. For they are a “people dispersed and scattered among the peoples in all the [world].” A people “whose [beliefs and morals] are different from” the rest of the culture. Who, when the laws of man are contrary to God’s Word, “do not obey the [man’s] laws,” because they “must obey God rather than men!” (Acts 5:29, NIV 1984). Someday, maybe soon, as is consistent with his all-too-familiar pattern, Satan will convince the populace that it is not in their “best interest to tolerate them.” And there will be a Great Tribulation.
My Advice – Despite (maybe in view of) what happened in ancient Egypt, Media-Persia, and Nazi Germany, it is best to be part of God’s final solution, which is found only in His Son, Jesus the Christ.