Devotional, Esther, Old Testament

God’s Hands (Esther 6: 1-11 Devotional)

1 On that night the king could not sleep. And he gave orders to bring the book of memorable deeds, the chronicles, and they were read before the king. 2 And it was found written how Mordecai had told about Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s eunuchs, who guarded the threshold, and who had sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus. 3 And the king said, “What honor or distinction has been bestowed on Mordecai for this?” The king’s young men who attended him said, “Nothing has been done for him.” 4 And the king said, “Who is in the court?” Now Haman had just entered the outer court of the king’s palace to speak to the king about having Mordecai hanged on the gallows that he had prepared for him. 5 And the king’s young men told him, “Haman is there, standing in the court.” And the king said, “Let him come in.” 6 So Haman came in, and the king said to him, “What should be done to the man whom the king delights to honor?” And Haman said to himself, “Whom would the king delight to honor more than me?” 7 And Haman said to the king, “For the man whom the king delights to honor, 8 let royal robes be brought, which the king has worn, and the horse that the king has ridden, and on whose head a royal crown is set. 9 And let the robes and the horse be handed over to one of the king’s most noble officials. Let them dress the man whom the king delights to honor, and let them lead him on the horse through the square of the city, proclaiming before him: ‘Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor.’” 10 Then the king said to Haman, “Hurry; take the robes and the horse, as you have said, and do so to Mordecai the Jew, who sits at the king’s gate. Leave out nothing that you have mentioned.” 11 So Haman took the robes and the horse, and he dressed Mordecai and led him through the square of the city, proclaiming before him, “Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor.”

Esther 6:1-11

Haman was angry with Mordecai, and that night he made a 75-foot (seven-story) wooden frame. He went to ask the king to hang Mordecai in the morning. The story took a twist, the king couldn’t sleep, and he even ordered someone to read the historical record to him. 

When the enemy wanted to kill Mordecai, God showed his favor to him with the king! Haman was going to proclaim in front of Mordecai that Mordecai was the man whom the king pleased and honored! He became Mordecai’s frontline servant!

Satan also made a wooden frame and nailed the Son of God to the cross! Satan seemed to be victorious, but one couldn’t guess that Jesus Christ, through His death, destroyed the devil who has the power of death! By the power of resurrection, He was declared to be the Son of God!


Thank the Lord for being nailed to the cross for us! Defeat the enemy for us, resurrect us and ascend to heaven! Be the head of all things for the church! Show me your victories and live with the risen Lord every day!

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