Lesson No. 420
Book of Esther, Chapter 6 & 7
"Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them...."

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ESTHER CHAPTER 6

The king honors Mordecai

1 On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king. 2 And it was found written, that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s chamberlains, the keepers of the door, who sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus. 3 And the king said, What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this? Then said the king’s servants that ministered unto him, There is nothing done for him. 4 And the king said, Who is in the court? Now Haman was come into the outward court of the king’s house, to speak unto the king to hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for him. 5 And the king’s servants said unto him, Behold, Haman standeth in the court. And the king said, Let him come in. 6 So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour? Now Haman thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honour more than to myself? 7 And Haman answered the king, For the man whom the king delighteth to honour, 8 let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head: 9 and let this apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king’s most noble princes, that they may array the man withal whom the king delighteth to honour, and bring him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honour. 10 Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the king’s gate: let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken. 11 Then took Haman the apparel and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and brought him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour. 12 And Mordecai came again to the king’s gate. But Haman hasted to his house mourning, and having his head covered. 13 And Haman told Zeresh his wife and all his friends every thing that had befallen him. Then said his wise men and Zeresh his wife unto him, If Mordecai be of the seed of the Jews, before whom thou hast begun to fall, thou shalt not prevail against him, but shalt surely fall before him. 14 And while they were yet talking with him, came the king’s chamberlains, and hasted to bring Haman unto the banquet that Esther had prepared.

 

ESTHER CHAPTER 7

The king hangs Haman

1 So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen. 2 And the king said again unto Esther on the second day at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition, queen Esther? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? and it shall be performed, even to the half of the kingdom. 3 Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request: 4 for we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail the king’s damage. 5 Then the king Ahasuerus answered and said unto Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so? 6 And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen. 7 And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath went into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king. 8 Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face. 9 And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who had spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon. 10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king’s wrath pacified.


Lesson No. 420 "Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them...."

Book of Ester, Chapters 6 and 7 07/29/2018

Chapter 6

1) So....what was going on with king Ahasueru? Did he need a 'My Pillow' in order to get a good night sleep? (verses 1-3)

2) Remember Mordecai and how he helped protect the king from those men who wanted to kill the king? God had set this aside for until this time in the battle with the evil Haman.

3) Haman came the next morning to do evil, but what happened? Who was arranging for all of this? (verses 4-9) The honor from men that Haman longed for was appointed to Mordecai!

4) Key verse here: Proverbs 16: 18 "Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall."

5) So, in the sweetest poetic justice...who gets to do the 'honors' to Mordecai? (Hint: verse 10-11)

6) So after this great honoring of Mordecai, what does he do (did it go to his head?), and what does Haman do? (verse 12)

7) Finally Zeresh had a few words of wisdom, what were they? (Hint- verse 13) Then off to the banquet (verse 14)!

8) Esther finally tells the king of her request (verses 1-4), note the humility while honoring the king in verse 3 and 4. Did the king seem upset that Esther was a Jew or that she didn't tell him this?

9) The worm turns as they say against Haman (verses 5-7). What is the turning point?

10) Then Haman makes a big mistake....what did he do and why did he do it? (Hint- verse 8) What was the king's reaction?

11) The chamberlain Harbonah had a splendid idea, what was it? (Hint- verse 9) Good thing that Haman had a tall gallows made!

12) Thus the end of Haman, but does this solve all their problems? How about us? When will all our troubles be done?


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