Esther 6

Favor? Redemption? Vengeance?

I think as we read this chapter we see an amazing turn of events for Mordecai. Call it what you want you want but God’s plan will prevail, always. It’s no coincidence the King had trouble sleeping, and of all nights- this was the night to have insomnia. For the King ordered the book recording of daily events to be read to him. Now I don’t know about you but that would certainly put me to sleep!

Get this—It just so happen to be the recording of when Mordecai saved his life, chapter 2 vs.21. Although it says the event was recorded-thank God it was- nothing was really done about it. So this night while the King could not sleep, & Haman had built gallows to hang Mordecai, we see hope arise for Mordecai the Jew.

Although Haman, so evil planned and attempted to kill Mordecai that was not the WILL of God. God had a plan-the perfect plan, yes it took some time all the way to chapter 6 and it was the night before he could of possibly been executed. BUT insomnia had striken the King.

Not only does God have a plan to redeem Mordecai for saving the King years ago, guess what??? HIS enemy does it for him with him. Verse 10 you must read…it says Haman paraded him around the city “this is what is done for the man the King wants to honor.” Oh his pride you know it was crushed.

You are not forgotten friend. Though you may have done what is right and no reward is evident, this story proves at one point or another in our lives we will be redeemed. Stay the course friends, steady and faithful. God orchastetes things beyond our comprehension and we may not understand, ever. Stay true and honest to who He has called you to be and all the pieces will fall in place.


When I think about wisdom I immediately think of an older person, one with white hair who has lived a LONG time. My Prayer for 2019 is for God to fill me with Wisdom unlike never before. What does that look like? Can we even ask for that? I’m only 35- What do I know? Yes, In my 35 years here I have had to endure a lot of pain and heartache but also a lot of joy and love. I’m talking about wisdom in making everyday decisions as a woman, mother and wife. Wisdom in daily choices-Lord is this where you want me to go? Should I say this? Is that wise? I’ve been reading in Proverbs with the First 5 App, through Proverbs 31 Ministries and I have been contemplating Chapter 2 for a week now. I guess I have never really let the words sink in my soul. It’s really so simple-well not really- But God does give us instruction. Are we listening though? If you haven’t read Proverbs 2 I encourage you to read it and more than once. It tells us “to call out to insight and lift our voice to understanding”(vs 3). Ask God what does wisdom look like in my life, show me. I love verse 6 “For The Lord give wisdom from His mouth and understanding” How many times do we read His word and not have understanding? Here we can ask for it–He wants us too! I want to make wise choices in a world that is “have it your way” or instant pot technology (lol), even cooking is being rushed. Wise may mean waiting and waiting for a long time or walking alone……Just know God is with you, He’s trying to teach us something and it requires TIME!

Esther 5

Esther Chapter 5

Haman was a prideful man. 
Boasting on ALL he had(vs11), yet still could not find satisfaction in the position and wealth given to him by the King. 
He wanted Mordecai dead for not fearing him and showing him he was not intimidated by his presence. 

I can’t help but think in the previous chapter Esther and Mordecai fasted seeking God’s will. 
Immediately this scripture comes to mind “for we do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age”…..
(Ephesians 6:2 NKJV)

Though we end with the order of the gallows being constructed for Mordecai to hang- there’s still one more banquet to be had by Esther for the King, one more night, one more day! 

There is Hope….this story is not finished. Just when things look like they are over for Mordecai, (gallows are going up) and Haman is boasting in the presence of friends scheming destruction-
GOD has the final say. 
He works and orchestrates things beyond our comprehension. 
He is fighting for us!

Esther 4

Esther chapter 4
How many times do we let something we’ve heard grip us with fear? 
When Mordecai hears of Haman’s plans to wipe out the Jews he tore his clothes and cried loudly and bitterly. (vs1) 
When Esther heard the news she was overcome with fear. (vs4)

It’s so easy to believe that is the FINAL outcome. 
BUT one important thing happened between Mordecai & Esther….they fasted. 
They fasted about the situation, the present circumstance. 
Not only just the two of them, it says “they” referring to some of the Jewish people who had heard of the decree and her female servants as well. 
The severity of the threat to the Jewish people bound them up together to fast. 

1. Fasting will change outcomes. 

2. Have people bind with you in fasting. 

3. Don’t let fear have the last word. Though you may feel helpless, bitter, hopeless there’s still ONE more thing you can try-fasting.

Esther 2

Esther chapter 2 shows us 
how Gods covenant with his people (Jews) is still going strong. 
The fact that Esther was placed in the care of Mordecai, and he had adopted her as his own daughter is not a coincidence. 
All a part of God’s perfect plan!
The favor on Esther’s life is evident. 
Coincidence? No all a part of God’s plan! 
She gained favor wherever she went or from whatever she did. 
God had a plan- he specifically choose Esther to save the Jews in the coming chapters. 

I can’t help but think……

1. God is sovereign-He will use anyone anything to make His will. 

2. She did NOT reveal she was of Jewish descent to the king or anyone in the courts because Mordecai told her not too. 

3. She became Queen…but it took some time. Approx. 3-4 years before she became queen that’s a long time to keep a secret lol

Esther 1

Esther 1:12
“But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king’s command that was delivered by his eunuchs. The king became furious and his anger burned within him.”

Reading through chapter one

  1. Vashti refused because she wanted to keep her dignity. The king was clearly off his wagon when the request was made
  2. The King became angry saw it as an act of defiance.
  3. Sometimes when we stand for something we believe in we loose.
    But it doesn’t mean God is not working it out on our behalf.

2 things I learned about Vashti.

  1. Chapter one says she was very beautiful
  2. She clearly had a great deal of self respect for herself.

Although her choice to not appear before the king and his friends cost her the crown, she did not put herself in that position.

Makes me think………

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