Esther 6

Esther 6. Psych!

Esther 6:1-14


OVERVIEWA chapter filled with irony. Just when Haman thinks he will be honored, Mordecai—his biggest enemy—is chosen.

BIG IDEAGod is in the details.

KEY VERSEEsther 6:10 (King to Haman)
“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!”

There is only one God, and I am the one. Do not try to manipulate people or situations to get what you want. Seek me and my will instead. I can provide more blessings than you can imagine, so trust me by following me. I know what you desire, and I know what you need. The wise and strategic move is to remember that I am in control and to thank me for the results, even when they don’t end as you had hoped. That is true faith and one to pass on to others.

There is no ‘chance’ in the world. Nothing surprises me. I do not cause everything to happen, but I allow and orchestrate things to accomplish my will. Part of my plan is for you to be a vehicle of my love for the world. I want Jesus to be displayed in your life so others can stop striving to find meaning in life on their own and surrender to me. I want them to know my love, my care, and my provision.

Stop to evaluate your motives. If you are trying to accomplish goals that would not please God, confess those as sin. If not, ask God to keep you focused on his will for your life.