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.

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.

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.

4 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.

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

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.

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.

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33 thoughts on “Esther Chapter 6

  1. Haman had come into the outer court to bring Mordecai to his demise; but, instead he ended up having to honor Mordecai as he wished to be himself. Genesis 50:20 AMP “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present outcome, that many people would be kept alive [as they are this day].”

  2. The tables have turned

    While Mordecai has gone from sackcloth to royal apparel, Haman has gone from demanding Modecai honor him to leading Mordecai around on the king’s horse.

    Never give up; your current situation doesn’t determine your future.

  3. Esther 6:6-10 (NLT)
    6) So Haman came in, and the king said, ‘What should I do to honor a man who truly pleases me?’ Haman thought to himself, “Whom would the king wish to honor more than me?”
    7) So he replied, “If the king wishes to honor someone,
    8) he should bring out one of the king’s own royal robes, as well as a horse that the king himself has ridden – one with a royal emblem on its head.
    9) Let the robes and the the horse be handed over to one of the king’s most noble officials. And let him see that the man whom the king wishes to honor is dressed in the king’s robes and led through the city square on the king’s horse. Have the official shout as they go, ‘This is what the king does for someone he wishes to honor!'”
    10) “Excellent!” the king said to Haman. “Quick! Take the robes and my horse, and do just as you have said for Mordecai the Jew, who sits at the gate of the palace. Leave out nothing you have suggested!”

    Talk about “someone’s bubble being burst.” I thing Haman’s bubble just got burst!

    Ps. 75:4-7 (AMP)
    4) “I said to the arrogant, ‘Do not boast;’ And to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up the horn (of self-glorification).
    5) ‘Do not lift up your (defiant and aggresive) horn on high, Do not speak with a stiff neck.'”
    6) For not from the east, nor from the west, Nor from the desert comes exaltation.
    7) But God is the judge, He puts down one and lifts up another.

    Be careful of “thinking of yourself more highly than you ought to think.” For GOD IS THE JUDGE! He will Put You Down and Lift Up Someone Else.
    You’re not all that and a bag of potatoe chips too!

  4. 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.

    God’s children will always have the victory when they have faith and place their trust in Him.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. That night the king could not sleep; so he ordered the book of the chronicles, the record of his reingn, to be brought in and read to him. (2) It was found recorded there that Mordecai had exposed Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s officers who guarded the doorway, who had conspired to assassinate King Xerxes. Esther6:1-2

    In the previous chapters we learned that Mordecai prayed and fasted, he did not get mad, quit, run away, hide or try to take matters into his own hands. He turned to God and believed that the God he serves will deliver him from the hands of the enemy.

  8. This chapter is telling me don’t give up, your victory/blessing is coming if we stay faithful to God and our the man of God that was put in our lives. This chapter reminds me of the song?
    There is a promise coming down that dusty road
    Chorus
    Oh it was a Promise coming down that dusty road
    From His holy hands He need ? ?
    He’s got the key to what you need, death and hell He will defeat
    And there’s a Promise coming down that dusty road

  9. 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.

    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.

    If you feel like maybe you haven’t gotten any recognition for some of the things you have done, God has seen it. In his timing he will give you a reward for it and it will be better than you first imagined.

  10. GOD WORKS IN THE NIGHT

    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.
    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.
    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.

    I am reminded today of the prophetic WORD that GOD spoke to The POFW just a few weeks ago. GOD WORKS IN THE NIGHT.

    Genesis 1:And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

    GOD made the Night for a purpose and a reason. Here in Esther 6 we find another faithful example of how GOD WORKS IN THE NIGHT. When things appeared to be over for Mordecai, GOD awakened a King and ordered his steps. We do not know who GOD is speaking to right now, in our night season on our behalf. Keep the FAITH no matter how dark the night becomes.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

  11. 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?
    Unfortunately Haman was to full of pride to recognize that the King might want to bless someone other than himself. He thought he was special but we can’t forget that we are not special and God can use whoever he wants to bless and preform his will.

  12. 13 When Haman told his wife, Zeresh, and all his friends what had happened, his wise advisers and his wife said, “Since Mordecai—this man who has humiliated you—is of Jewish birth, you will never succeed in your plans against him. It will be fatal to continue opposing him.” (NLT)

    Our enemies know who’s fighting for us, but what really matters if we truly believe and understand that. Have your faith and trust in God and know that no matter what the weapon is, we win!

  13. “Dont Grow Weary in Well Doing”
    3“What reward or recognition did we ever give Mordecai for this?” the king asked.
    His attendants replied, “Nothing has been done for him.”

    Mordecai could have grown bitter with God for the fact that he saved the king’s life and now the king signed an ordinance to destroy all the Jews. Instead of a reward he gets a death sentence. He could have thought, “I would have been better off had I allowed them to kill the king”. Mordecai had the opportunity to be angry with God and also with the king.

    The fact of the matter is, God did not allow the king to immediately bless and honor Mordecai just as God does not always immediately bless us for our sacrifices. We might not always get a Thank-You or a financial blessing, But God keeps record of all we do in His Kingdom and He will repay when we need it the most.

    So folks, stop being greedy with your time, talent, and treasure. Trust God, do some stuff for free for Jesus and he will reward you in due season…By the way; Santa is not coming to town.:)

  14. 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.

    When you feel as if everything is against and all hope seems lost, fight the good fight of faith. Because that is when God begins to work things out for your good, and those that were against you will find themselves serving under you!!

    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?

    Pride will get you nowhere. Don’t let your desire for approval, applause, and popularity drive you to entertain spirits that are not of God!

  15. 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.

    God has stepped into the situation because of a people and Queen who have sought him with prayer and fasting. The entire chapter speaks of God’s intervention and timing to bring the unjust and prideful Haman to judgement. “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Gen 12:3 Haman stepped over the line and allowed his pride to seal his fate.

  16. So Haman took the robes and put them on Mordecai, placed him on the king’s own horse, and led him through the city square, shouting, “This is what the king does for someone he wishes to honor!” Afterward Mordecai returned to the palace gate, but Haman hurried home dejected and completely humiliated. When Haman told his wife, Zeresh, and all his friends what had happened, his wise advisers and his wife said, “Since Mordecai—this man who has humiliated you—is of Jewish birth, you will never succeed in your plans against him. It will be fatal to continue opposing him.”
    Esther 6:11‭-‬13 NLT

    Stay ture to the lord don’t lose faith our god is always on our side.

  17. 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.

    Be careful what you plan, because you might be planning your own spiritual death. God does not take lightly to HIS people being treated poorly. What you may think is setting yourself up to look “good” might actually be setting yourself up to look “bad” in the eyes of the Lord.

    Keep your heart pure, and your spirit right so that deception does not enter therein.

  18. Prophecy of the end.

    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.

    Haman’s friends told him that he would fall to Mordecai. If God be for us,who can be against us? Let God fight for you.

  19. 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.

    Have you ever been woke up in the middle of the night and not quite sure why? Did a noise wake you? Is it too cold or too hot? Sometimes you can go right back to sleep while other times you are now wide awake. Don’t dismiss these times as bad luck or another sleepless night. It could God is up to something.

    The last time this happened to me, I simply lay still and answered like Samuel: “Here I am lord”. The thought hit me, when was the last time I could simply lay still and communicate with God. No loud praying, songs distracting my attention; just a simple quite conversation with Jesus. Other times, when I awake there is a person on my mind. It took a few times to understand that likely this person needed someone to pray for them.

    We have all heard testimonies of this type of awakened prayer. However, I have truly come to enjoy the times the Lord awakes my just to communicate with me in a time and place where there are no distractions; just the Lord and I.

  20. 5 And the king’s servants said unto him, Behold, Haman standeth in the court. And the king said, Let him come in.

    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:

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

    Our God is a just God!! Hallelujah!!!

  21. Wow God took mordecia from the street into the palace. Great Faith in God will never fail. Sometimes when your down to nothing, God shows up and turns it around. Also sometimes when you seem to have everything going right ( at least you think so) God will strip you down, to let you know that it is He who is in charge. Regardless, our farther never leaves us. Correction is needed to grow

  22. 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.

    Luke 20:43 (KJV Strong’s)
    43 Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.

    God has a way of turning things around. Those that walk on you will soon be placed under your feet. The enemy doesn’t realize that when he messes with God’s children he only is setting himself up for defeat.

  23. When evil men stand in the place of praise!

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

    Haman’s heart was against Mordecai. When the king acquires about who is in the court of praise there will be either a praise there or one whose heart is evil. When there is a evil standing there it must be judged. Their request will not be granted but God will show himself strong.

  24. Esther 6:13 And Hamann 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

    Zechariah 2:8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts

  25. Seems like for generations being That only cause you were a Jew, that was the reason you caused trouble.

    Gods people will always be hated on and mistreated. And plotted against.

  26. 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.

    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.

    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.

    I am reminded that no work goes unnoticed. God sees all that you do for the kingdom and in due season you shall reap and be rewarded.

  27. 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.

    Many things can happen in one night. Here the king recalls the deed of inoccent man, Mordecai’s, pursuit to protect him. The same king who has been persuaded to kill Mordecai and Esther’s people. His call to honor Mordecai will only heighten the blow when Esther reveals who they are and request the decree to stop. When we do good deeds toward others we don’t expect anything in return but sometimes those deeds can aid us out of tough situations and grant us favor.

  28. “So Haman came in and the king said to him, “What is to be done for the man whom the king desires to honor?” Now Haman thought to himself, “Whom would the king desire to honor more than me?” So Haman said to the king, “For the man whom the king desires to honor, let a royal robe be brought which the king has worn, and the horse on which the king has ridden, and on whose head a royal crown has been placed; and let the robe and the horse be handed over to one of the king’s most noble officials. Let him dress the man whom the king delights to honor [in the royal robe] and lead him on horseback through the open square of the city, and proclaim before him, ‘This is what shall be done for the man whom the king desires to honor.’””
    ‭‭ESTHER‬ ‭6:6-9‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    Lord keep me humble. For I am nothing without you.

    “God’s grace has been given to me. So here is what I say to every one of you. Don’t think of yourself more highly than you should. Be reasonable when you think about yourself. Keep in mind the amount of faith God has given you.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:3‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

  29. 7 So he replied, “If the king wishes to honor someone, 8 he should bring out one of the king’s own royal robes, as well as a horse that the king himself has ridden—one with a royal emblem on its head.

    At this moment, Haman was thinking about himself. He has a selfish and prideful attitude. He wanted recognition for all to see. Instead of being humble and having a serving attitude, he was humiliated by his own actions/requests.

  30. “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?”
    ‭‭Esther‬ ‭6:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    We need to be very careful not to jump to conclusions whenever things. Pride causes people to try to exhailt themselves. Pridecauses people to have glossy eyes that think they are the only one who matters. We need to make sure that we walk in humility so our pride doesn’t level us when we find out gat “our reward/acknowledgement is going to someone else.

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