We see revealed in the story of Esther the ongoing division between the Jews and the Amalekites. This struggle first began in the book of Exodus, continues through the life of King Saul and reappears in the story of Esther in the person of Haman. We learn in the book of Esther of the final effort recorded in the Old Testament of the complete eradication of the Jews. However, the theme threaded throughout this book is that the purposes and plans of a sovereign God will come to pass. His eye is constantly over His own and His providential care is brought to light.