Today, we are finishing Esther – wow! Please read Esther 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. It’s so hard for me to put these 6 chapters in a “nutshell” for today! Let’s try – I’d love to hear your highlights too!
“When Haman entered, the king said, ‘What would be appropriate for the man the king especially wants to honor?’
Haman thought to himself, ‘He must be talking about honoring me—who else?’ So he answered the king, ‘For the man the king delights to honor, do this: Bring a royal robe that the king has worn and a horse the king has ridden, one with a royal crown on its head. Then give the robe and the horse to one of the king’s most noble princes. Have him robe the man whom the king especially wants to honor; have the prince lead him on horseback through the city square, proclaiming before him, ‘This is what is done for the man whom the king especially wants to honor!’
‘Go and do it,’ the king said to Haman. ‘Don’t waste another minute. Take the robe and horse and do what you have proposed to Mordecai the Jew who sits at the King’s Gate. Don’t leave out a single detail of your plan.’ ” (Esther 6:6-10 MSG)
Promotion and honor may not come from an expected source or at an expected time, but God will honor you if you honor Him!
I notice Haman was terrified before Esther and Ahasuerus –
“Haman was terror-stricken before the king and queen” (Esther 7:8 MSG)
I think because he had no love in his heart. We’ll get to it, but 1 John 4:18 says perfect love casts out fear. I’m thankful that because of Jesus’ sacrifice, we don’t have to feel this way that Haman felt.
Finished the book of Esther!