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Why couldn’t a king revoke the law he established?


King Xerxes replied to Queen Esther and to Mordecai the Jew, “Because Haman attacked the Jews, I have given his estate to Esther, and they have impaled him on the pole he set up. Now write another decree in the king’s name in behalf of the Jews as seems best to you, and seal it with the king’s signet ring—for no document written in the king’s name and sealed with his ring can be revoked.”  Esther 8:7-8
            If a king revoked a law he established, then he’s saying he was wrong.  King Xerxes, in Esther, wrote a law allowing the Jews to be killed.  The information he received was scandalous and his judgement clouded.  But if Xerxes revoked the law, his reputation would be scarred.
            Instead, Xerxes signed a companion edict that allowed the Jews to defend themselves and collect the enemies’ estate.   Both edicts were established but the second made the first one risky and unappealing for many.  When the Jews successfully defended themselves, the Persian people feared the Jews. 
            Kings were treated like gods.  But God has never revoked a law or been wrong.  But only he can claim that title, while earthly leaders scramble to cover up their mistakes.