Esther Chapter 6

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Esther 6

1 On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.

And it was found written, that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s chamberlains, the keepers of the door, who sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus.

And the king said, What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this? Then said the king’s servants that ministered unto him, There is nothing done for him.

And the king said, Who is in the court? Now Haman was come into the outward court of the king’s house, to speak unto the king to hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for him.

And the king’s servants said unto him, Behold, Haman standeth in the court. And the king said, Let him come in.

So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour? Now Haman thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honour more than to myself?

And Haman answered the king, For the man whom the king delighteth to honour,

Let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head:

And let this apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king’s most noble princes, that they may array the man withal whom the king delighteth to honour, and bring him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honour.

10 Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the king’s gate: let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken.

11 Then took Haman the apparel and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and brought him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour.

12 And Mordecai came again to the king’s gate. But Haman hasted to his house mourning, and having his head covered.

13 And Haman told Zeresh his wife and all his friends every thing that had befallen him. Then said his wise men and Zeresh his wife unto him, If Mordecai be of the seed of the Jews, before whom thou hast begun to fall, thou shalt not prevail against him, but shalt surely fall before him.

14 And while they were yet talking with him, came the king’s chamberlains, and hasted to bring Haman unto the banquet that Esther had prepared.

23 thoughts on “Esther Chapter 6

  1. Irony in its purest form…

    Proverbs 16:18 – Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

    Proverbs 29:23 – A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

    Both of these scriptures are held true in this chapter. Haman really ended up eating his hat on this one…as will we if we hold to our prideful arrogance.

  2. 11 Then took Haman the apparel and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and brought him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour.

    Psalm 24

    You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
    You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
    6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
    and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever.

    This chapter reminds me of psalms 24:5; You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies. God has our back. We don’t even have to fight our enemy. He does it for us. Thank you, Lord!

  3. Pride VS Meekness

    Meekness will always be VICTORIOUS

    6 So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour? Now Haman thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honour more than to myself?

    7 And Haman answered the king, For the man whom the king delighteth to honour,

    8 Let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head:

    9 And let this apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king’s most noble princes, that they may array the man withal whom the king delighteth to honour, and bring him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honour.

    10 Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the king’s gate: let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken.

    Proverbs 27 Puts it like this: 1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

    2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

    Prov 16:19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

    It is wise never to think of yourselves more than others, for divine justice knows how to put you on your place. Love one another no matter what, keep united for pride will only divide. Meekness is the fruit of the Spirit, show it rejoice on it, serve your brothers and sister with meekness and it will bring joy to your heart.

  4. ILove to eat breakfast with Jesus

    The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail

    And Haman told Zeresh his wife and all his friends every thing that had befallen him. Then said his wise men and Zeresh his wife unto him, If Mordecai be of the seed of the Jews, before whom thou hast begun to fall, thou shalt not prevail against him, but shalt surely fall before him. (Esther 6:13 KJV)

    We are the people of God. God is always 1 step ahead of the devil. The wise men knew about the glorious God of the Jews…and will always. They should have been a little more wise and served the God of the Jews

  5. 6 So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour? Now Haman thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honour more than to myself?

    7 And Haman answered the king, For the man whom the king delighteth to honour,

    8 Let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head:

    9 And let this apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king’s most noble princes, that they may array the man withal whom the king delighteth to honour, and bring him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honour.

    10 Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the king’s gate: let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken.

    “The Lord works in mysterious ways” Thats a phrase I hear a lot. Though I believe it to be true i believe in this instance it means that the Lord works outside of our human logic. Without the hand of God in this scenario my mind cannot wrap around things working out for Mordecai and his family. But the Bible, the living Word of the living God, speaks many times about how God lifts up the humble and brings down the proud.

    1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

    Proverbs 29:23 A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

    Luke 14:11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

    Luke 1:51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

    52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

    1 Samuel 2:7 The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

    James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

    Mordecai was an excellent example of this biblical principal. He stayed humble and trusted in God even when it looked as though his life was to end shortly. Another popular quote is “it is always darkest before the dawn.” Sometimes we go through trials in our lives and we come to the point that looks like the end (life, ministry, situation, etc.) and we really see no hope in our minds or we think we cannot go on any more, its our darkest hour. But right as our darkness seems to be taking over suddenly a burst of light breaks through and God shows out and we are able to see things in a new light. Things become clear and the end is no longer what is in sight. Sometimes we need a dark place to try us and refresh our faith in God. The gallows may be built and ready for us but its not over until God says it is over.

    Our God is in control.

    Isaiah 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.

    And even so, sometimes our reward is not visible in this life. We live to reach our goal of living eternally with Christ Jesus.

    James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

    Keep the faith, hold on. God is still God and He is still in control. The God who can walk on water and calm a raging sea can still calm the storms in our lives today.

  6. What are our motives?

    Sometimes we are presented with the opportunity to bless someone. Are excited for the person we are blessing or do we become jealous that we are not the one be blessed? Haman just knew he was the Kings “right-hand man”. However, the things he spoke were given to Mordecai. We should rejoice when our friend, neighbor, relative or fellow church mate is blessed. God is no respecter of person; so if He will do it for one He will do it for another.

    Lord bless all POFWians!!

  7. This chapter continues to show how everything is in God’s timing, not ours!

    Ephesians 2:7-10 read “Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.”

  8. The scripture found in Proverbs 18:16 ” A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men,” is what I’m reminded of in today’s chapter. If we do what we know is right, God will open doors for us that we cannot imagine. We do not have to lift oursevles up, talk about ourselves or bring attention to ourselves, God will make room for the gifts He has given us.

  9. Esther 6:4 NLT “Who is that in the outer court?” the king inquired. As it happened, Haman had just arrived in the outer court of the palace to ask the king to impaleMordecai on the pole he had prepared.

    Haman was at the right place at the right time to reap what he had been sowing.

    Ecclesiastes 9:11-12 NLT I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time. People can never predict when hard times might come. Like fish in a net or birds in a trap, people are caught by sudden tragedy.

  10. Talk about making your enemy your servant. Haman thought that the king wanted to honour him, but he didn’t. When Haman made those suggestions he thought that he would be the one this was for. God wants good things for us ,therefore He will give the desires of your heart. God is a blessing God. He blesses those who he loves and who are obedient to the Word of God.

  11. This chapter illustrates comprehension. Haman in his haste did not fully comprehend what the king was stating, as such failure on his (Haman) part led to humiliation. One must be wise enough to ask questions and search out the truth of a matter, and make sure one fully comprehends what is placed before them. The outcome of one’s choice, decision could be far more severe than humiliation. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  12. REAPING FAVOR

    3 And the king said, What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this? Then said the king’s servants that ministered unto him, There is nothing done for him.

    We are encouraged to continue sowing good works through obeying the words GOD gives us, even when it does not seem to make sense. Here we see a seed sown by Mordecai is returned to him in “DUE Season”, right when he needed IT.

    Be encouraged! GOD knows and remembers everything and knows how and when to remind others of our seeds sown that we may REAP FAVOR from GOD.

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  13. v3 And the king said, What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this? Then said the king’s servants that ministered unto him, There is nothing done for him.

    This verse let’s us know that GOD does takes notice and cares of every labor, prayers, and tears.
    GOD bottles everything we do. We serve a just GOD.

    For GOD is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
    Hebrews 6:10
    With this verse I would like to send a shout out to our Pastor and his lovely wife Sister Watts for their work and their labor of Love.
    We love and appreciate you……
    Happy Appreciation DAY today and everyday of the year !!! GOD BLESS !

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    iGive
    iReap

  14. This chapter reminds me of this proverb:

    English Standard Version (©2001)
    Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.

    Sometimes we feel as if our work goes un-noticed but the Omnipotent, Omnipresent Almighty God sees all things and will reward accordingly.

    “Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight. 25 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;” psalms 18:24-25

    So do not be weary, do not give up, do not give in for the Lord is faithful

    Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded. 2Ch 15:7

  15. Gal 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
    9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

    Both Haman and Mordecai reaped what they had sown.

  16. The Keeper of the Door

    2 And it was found written, that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s chamberlains, the keepers of the door, who sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus.

    Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. (Proverbs 4:23 KJV)

    I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. (Romans 7:21-23 KJV)

    Sometimes we fail in guarding our own heart, sometimes we oppose our own selves and find betrayal from within. The mind is the pathway to our heart, yet we are not always perfect in using our mind as gatekeeper to our heart and we sometimes discover areas where carnality has filtered in and polluted us, bringing death into our hearts.

    Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:7-10 KJV)

    There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. (Romans 8:1-6 KJV)

    And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. (1 John 3:19-21 KJV)

    When sin comes in, it is God who can help us turn it around; it is God who will be Shepherd to help restore us when we stray and guide us to not fall again. It is God who will be Keeper of the gate of our heart and turn away condemnation even after it has set in, and will keep it out if we allow Him. How do we set the defense? It starts in the mind; we must be spiritually minded, not carnally minded, and it comes with daily dying to self and submitting to Jesus being alive in us and renewing our mind.

    I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:1, 2 KJV)

    Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: (Philippians 2:5 KJV)

    But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:14-16 KJV)

    When betrayal comes from within, Jesus is our answer.

  17. What Haman meant for Evil God reversed for Mordecai.

    The Bible says the wealth of the wicked are stored up for the righteous.

    It may seem rough now but wait God will turn it around.

  18. 3 And the king said, What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this? Then said the king’s servants that ministered unto him, There is nothing done for him.

    The king soon remedied the error of not acknowledging him. God sees all that we do and even when we think that we are going to be unknown he is able to draw things to light. You have to be humble enough to allow God to acknowledge you or the things you do. When we try to seek our own recognition is when we stop God.

  19. I believe that God orchestrated this entire event to unfold the way it did so that Haman in his prideful state would have to by the kings orders embellish the man of God. Gods ways are greater than our ways. Just like with Satan, he didn’t just send him out of heaven, he made him slither around and eat dust all his days. God don’t play! Haman must of felt like a complete idiot having to erray Mordeci with the garments and march him around the city. The devil is defeated and he is an idiot!

  20. not so coincidental

    humanly speaking, Esther 6 is a chapter of dvine “coincidences”. None of the events are unusual, but as they occur and converge, they reveal the soveriegn and faithful hand of God as he cares for his people. The first event is the king’s insomnia, providentially occurring the night before the 2nd banquet. Since he cannot sleep, the king requests that someone read to khim, either as a cure for insomnia or as a way to profitably use wakeful night hours. the portion read to the king relates to Mordecai’s exposure of an assasination plot against him (Est 2:21-23). That Mordecai has not been rewarded earlier is a bureaucratic “oversight”; Persian kings are usually quick to honor subjects who exhibit this sort of loyalty. But God divinely pushes it 5 years to bring this event to light, one step along the way toward Haman’s downfall.

  21. Haman thought he was getting rewarded, but what he didn’t know was the king already had other plans. Our God has a plan for us, question is are we ready to follow it. God rewards his people, when they follow his plan.

  22. 10 Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the king’s gate: let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken.

    My mom used to do the same thing with me and my cousin when picking out our gifts.. I would pick my gift thinking that i was picking out his. Haman thought he was getting to pick his gift, when he was in reality picking out the gift for Mordecai…

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