Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Haman Shamed, Mordecai Honored Esther 6

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."

Remember chapter 2 verse 23? There was a plot against the king and Mordecai discovered it and reported it to Esther who told the king. The plotters were hanged and an entry was made in the book of chronicles under Mordecai's name but Mordecai was never recognized for saving the life of the king.

Now is where the praying and fasting pays off. The king cannot sleep and so the chronicles are read to him. He hears the story of the plot and of the one who reported it.

v3 "And the king said, What honor 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."

Haman was in the outward court waiting to see the king. The king asked his servants who was there and was told. he invited Haman in. Haman was there to get the king to hang Mordecai.

v6 "So Haman came in And the king said unto him, what shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honor? Now Haman thought in h is heart, To whom would the king delight to do honor more than to myself? v7 And Haman answered the king, For the man whom the king delighteth to honor, v8 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; v9 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 honor, 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 honor."

Immediately, the king told Haman to do so to Mordecai. Haman followed the king's orders and led Mordecai through the streets as described by his own mouth. He then went home with his head covered and in shame. He consulted with his wife and friends and his wife told him he was doomed. Then a knock at the door and he was taken to the banquet where Esther had her day.

The king asked Esther what she desired and her plot reached its conclusion.

Psalm 18: "It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me. v48 He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man."

Haman Shamed, Mordecai Honored.

Link to Esther's trap for Haman.

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