“The days on which the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month that had been turned for them from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a holiday …” (v22). The Jews celebrate this event as Purim (v26), marking the time when they had nearly been exterminated, but instead, “the reverse occurred” (v1); they were victorious against their enemies. Esther’s story is a picture of how God’s kingdom is “the reverse” from the world; those who use their power for evil, seemingly without consequence, will one day face His justice.
“And no one could stand against them” (v2). By faith we live according to the values of God’s kingdom, because only His rule is eternal.