Pocket Sized Thoughts – Esther – Part 7

Esther 6:1-14 “That night, the king could not sleep” (v.1)

This chapter records the beginning of a total turn-around. In the providence of God, the king could not sleep and orders the chronicles to be read to him. On hearing this, he discovers what Mordecai had done previously in revealing the plot against the king. The king decides to honour Mordecai and at that moment Haman walks in, hears the king’s proposal and thinks it applies to himself. To Haman’s shock and horror, Mordecai is honoured and in a reversal of roles, Haman is, in effect, bowing to Mordecai. Realising his demise, Haman is then invited to the banquet that Esther had prepared. As he is about to leave, his wife says, “You shall not prevail …. but shall surely fall ….” (v.13). This is the destiny of all God’s enemies and everyone who opposes His people and His purposes. It is certain, signed and sealed. This should not make us boast, but to be humble, knowing that God’s righteous justice will always be executed. The tide of fear and uncertainty was turning.

PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you that no plan of the Evil one can, in the light of eternity, ever ultimately succeed.”