The book of Esther is a marvelous game of Chess between Haman and Esther. Haman uses the game to try to build himself up and punish or kill those he doesn’t like. You can translate “those he doesn’t like” to mean the Lord’s people. God however, uses Esther to play the game in a way that saves God’s people and builds up Esther and all those around her.
Learning about God's Plan for Salvation at South Shore Trinity Lutheran Church