In this verse we find the establishment of the feast of Purim. But we also find some other details that are quite shocking and of which I had forgotten. Did you get the account of the destruction of the enemies of the Jews? It was quite terrifying and terrible. It is not a Scripture that we should take and use as one where we justify doing terrible things to our enemies. I like Jesus’ take on what we should do with our enemies. Jesus says in Matthew 5:43-48 that we are to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. He must have left out the part that says: strike down all your enemies with the sword and slaughter them. Yeah, I like Jesus’ approach much better.