Esther - Lesson Six - Day 2
- Thomas Klock Harvest Ministries
- 2008 8 Feb
DAY TWO: A Providential Arrival
Please carefully read Esther 6:4-6 and answer the following questions.
1. Ahasuerus wanted to do something about this oversight and correct it right away. Who also just happened to arrive early in the morning, and why (v. 4)?
2. When Ahasuerus heard that Haman had already entered his court, right away he allowed him to enter his private chambers, no doubt making Haman feel all the more important. However, before he had the chance try to maneuver the king into allowing Mordecai’s hanging, what did the King ask him (v. 6a)?
3. What did Haman think about this question (v. 6b)?
4. Haman of course assumes there is no one else that the king would delight (find pleasure in, be pleased with, have an affectionate attitude toward and subjective feelings for)[v] to honor more than himself! Haman only cared about himself, his promotion, and the feeling of having power over others. Yet unknown to him was the fact that his pride and self seeking were the very things leading to his undoing and destruction. What are some of the things that our memory verse and other passages warn about such foolish self-motivation and living (Proverbs 16:18; 18:12; James 4:6)?
5. Waiting on God while the “Hamans” of this world seem to be getting away with their evil is sometimes downright difficult. Yet we must remember what God has promised and not listen to the enemy’s attempts to dissuade us. What are some of the things that Psalms 34:15, 16 and 37:5-9, 34-38 remind us of when we struggle with this?
Scripture Memory: Try to fill in the missing words in the blanks below, by memory if at all possible, and then review the passage several times today.
Pride goes before ___________________________, and a haughty spirit _______________ a fall (Proverbs 16:18, nkjv
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