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King Xerxes honors Mordecai
1. Today's passage: Esther 6:1-14
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Or, you may read below for the New Living Testament NLT
1. That night the king had trouble sleeping, so he ordered an attendant to bring the book of the history of his reign so it could be read to him.
2. In those records he discovered an account of how Mordecai had exposed the plot of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the eunuchs who guarded the door to the king's private quarters. They had plotted to assassinate King Xerxes.
3. "What reward or recognition did we ever give Mordecai for this?" the king asked.
His attendants replied. "Nothing has been done for him."
4. "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 impale Mordecai on the pole he had prepared.
5. So the attendants replied to the king, "Haman is out in the court."
"Bring him in," The king ordered.
6. So Haman came in, and the kind 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 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!"
11. 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!"
12. Afterward Mordecai returned to the palace gate, but Haman hurried home dejected and completely humiliated.
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."
14. While they were still talking, the king's eunuchs arrived and quickly took Haman to the banquet Esther had prepared.
2. Can you imagine?
Who are the characters in this story?
List them on a piece of paper, or in your head, or on your computer/mobile.
Would you be able to list plot changes for each one of those characters?
Would you be able to list emotion changes for each one of those characters?
Would you be able to relate to any of those plot changes, or emotional changes from these characters?
3. How does this particular section of the story of Esther help me today?
Help me know how best to apply these words today.
Let me see your hand in this day.
In Jehoshua's Name
(ps. Remember I use the Hebrew version of Jesus: Jehoshua
only because it is more personal to me. I had a kinda'
frightening experience when I was a missionary.
I learned this name then and have used it ever since.
It is neither more powerful, nor more important
than the Sweet Name of Jesus
They both mean: Emmanual - God is With US)
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as we see each other's 'take-aways' from the word,
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He is so very good to us.
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