Wednesday Night Recap

Friends,

Wednesday we discussed chapter three of Esther.

“And all king’s servants who were at the king’s gate bowed down and did obeisance to Haman; for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai did not bow down or do obeisance.”

1) Why did Haman hate Mordecai?

Anne advised that Mordecai’s faith would not allow him to bow to any man. Mordecai was not singling Haman out. However, Haman didn’t see it that way.

2) What was Haman’s response?

Haman wanted to destroy all the Jews.

Judy noted that all devout Jews would refuse to bow to Haman. Therefore Haman wanted to destroy them all.

We discussed the long history of antisemitism. Satan has always plotted against God’s people and Satan has never found a shortage of egocentric men willing to do his bidding.

3) What is the application of this chapter?

Just as There have been those willing to do the enemies bidding God’s people have been willing to fight against evil.

It is a mystery how God orchestrates the events of our lives to place us in the right place at the right time. We must be ever ready to stand against the schemes of Satan. However, we can’t be used by God if we aren’t listening for His commands. We must develop the ability to hear God.

We discussed people who have been used by God in a mighty way to promote justice.

Next week chapter four. Consider the following questions:

1) Why is Esther reluctant to go to the King?

2) Why does Mordecai argue she should go to the King?

3) What does Esther ask Mordecai to do for her?

See you Wednesday.

John

 

One response to “Wednesday Night Recap”

  1. Nice drawing. It’s one of your more introspective works.