Esther 6 Outline
– The king decided to honor Mordecai (Esther 6:1-10)
– Mordecai led around the city on the king’s horse (Esther 11:11-14)
Esther 6 Summary
At night, King Ahasuerus couldn’t sleep so he asked his servant to read the book of chronicles to him. When the servant read about how Mordecai saved the king from Bigthana and Teresh, King Ahasuerus asked what was done to reward Mordecai. The servant replied that nothing had been done to reward Mordecai.
About this time, Haman came to tell the king to hang Mordecai on the gallows he had built in front of his house. The king asked Haman to come in. He asked Haman what should be done to honor a person. Haman thought that the king wanted to honor him so he suggested the person to be mounted on one of the horses with fancy headdress.
After that, a high official is to put the robe on the horse and lead him throughout the city, proclaiming ‘Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honor.’ (KJV Esther 6:9) The king was pleased with the suggestion and he asked Haman to get Mordecai on his horse and take him around the city. Haman did as the king told him. After leading Mordecai through the city, he cover his head in shame and went back home.
When he returned home, he told his wife and friends about all that had happened. His wife said that he will end up a ruined man if Mordecai is a Jewish man. While they were in the midst of the conversation, some servants came to pick up Haman to the feast.
Esther 6 Bible Study
1. God will eventually punish the Wicked
Esther 6 teaches that what comes around goes around. God will punish the wicked for the evil plans they conceived in their mind. Haman thought he can outsmart Mordecai by building the gallows and asking the king to hang him on it. Instead, the whole plan happens exactly in the opposite as he wanted it to happen. Just as Haman was about to ask the king to hang Mordecai, the king remembered Mordecai and wanted to honor him. Mordecai did what was right before God so God honor him. Christians should not seek for physical reward for the charities they had done in this earth. If you are a faithful Christian, you will surely receive your reward and praises from Christ at the end time.
2. Regularly checking yourself for bad qualities
We should check ourselves all the time to see if we have any bad quality that displeases God. Examples of bad qualities that may exist in us include pride, arrogance, hatred, jealousy, and etc. When you discover a bad character trait in yourself, you should immediately get rid of it. In addition, you must pray to God and ask him for forgiveness. If you find it difficult to get rid of the bad character trait, you can ask for God’s help. In this way, you will become more like Jesus.