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Day 148 of the podcast, reading Esther 6-10 NET, read along at:
This is day 148 of our journey.
The night after the first banquet is the turning point of the story. That night, the king is unable to sleep and has the recordings of his reign read to him. The reader just happens to read the story of Mordecai revealing an assassination attempt without receiving honor. As the reading concludes, Haman shows up to request the execution of Mordecai, but before he can make his request, the king gives Haman the order to parade Mordecai through the city, honoring him!
Haman finishes this task in time to be taken to the banquet of Esther where Esther reveals the plot of Haman against her and all Jews. The king executes Haman on the very gallows that Haman had built for Mordecai. The king proceeds to promote Mordecai to Haman's position and allows Mordecai and Esther to write a decree to overturn Haman's plot. The Jews turn a day of annihilation into a day of triumph over their enemies!
Join me in Esther 6-10 to see God working in the background to protect his people.
So Haman took the clothing and the horse, and he clothed Mordecai. He led him about on the horse throughout the plaza of the city, calling before him, “So shall it be done to the man whom the king wishes to honor!”
So they hanged Haman on the very gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. The king’s rage then abated.
The king then removed his signet ring (the very one he had taken back from Haman) and gave it to Mordecai. And Esther designated Mordecai to be in charge of Haman’s estate.
The Jews struck all their enemies with the sword, bringing death and destruction, and they did as they pleased with their enemies.
Mordecai the Jew was second only to King Ahasuerus. He was the highest-ranking Jew, and he was admired by his numerous relatives. He worked enthusiastically for the good of his people and was an advocate for the welfare of all his descendants.
All Scriptures are from the NET.
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