The king got up in a rage, left his wine and went out into the palace garden. Esther 7:7
When the king found out that Haman had plotted against the Jews, he was furious. Even though Haman didn’t know this included the king’s wife, Esther. The king felt tricked by Haman, since he had made him sign a decree to destroy all the Jews, without knowing Haman had a personal grudge against one particular Jew. The king’s fury only subsided after Haman’s death. “So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai. Then the king’s fury subsided” (Esther 7:10).
The king wasn’t God-fearing but he was still angry at injustice. Where does our sense of justice come from?
We rightly feel good behaviour should be rewarded and bad behaviour punished. We’re angry if criminals receive only a light sentence. We’re distressed when good people become innocent victims. Young children complain about something not being fair, but why do they think life should be fair?
It seems there’s a moral law written in us all, that we don’t see in the animal kingdom. It defies logic and the theory of evolution. There’s something in all cultures that deems murder to be wrong. Why would that be if we’re descended from animals, who see other animals as a food source? Where would our sense of justice come from if the “survival of the fittest” means the better-adapted life forms survive? If this is the natural way of life, then why would we be concerned about the death of less-adapted life forms, such as disabled people?
It’s more logical to believe our sense of justice comes from being made in the image of God and this fact alone has led many to faith in him.