Our series of Autumn Bible Studies is coming to a climax, when the passage we are studying (Esther 7:1–8:17) sees a baddie get his come-uppance! Before you join us – and it’s never too late to express an interest – Eddie suggests you look at the notes at this link, and think about your answers to three questions:
- Some would say that what happened to Haman was poetic justice. Do you think poetic justice ever happens in the real world, or just in films and stories? Think of some instances where this may be true.
- Esther has to throw herself on the king’s mercy to show him the seriousness of the situation. Have you ever had to throw yourself on someone’s mercy in order to open their eyes to a situation of injustice?
- To some extent the story could have finished at Esther 8:17 with hardly any damage to the substance of the plot. Do you agree, or do you think something else needs to be said?
Do join the (friendly!) discussion this Thursday morning at 10:30am.