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Esther 6:11 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 honor.

More important than anything else, is to live in such a way where your ways please the Lord. Mordecai was hated by Haman and unknown to the King, but because his ways pleased God he rose to become second in command in the kingdom of Shushan.

There are two things that may happen when your ways please the Lord. The first is that no man can stop your promotion. Saul tried as hard as he could, but could not stop David from becoming king of Israel. Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery with a view of killing his dream, but he still manifested the dream and became a ruler that they had to bow to.

The second thing that may happen is that the same hand that tries to destroy you may be the hand that God uses to lift you up, that was the experience of Mordecai. Haman did not like him and wanted to kill him and on the same day that he planned to ask permission of the king to hang Mordecai, is the same day that the King ordered him to celebrate Mordecai for his good deeds. He was required to put on Mordecai the royal apparel and take him through the streets on the royal horse and say as he goes along, “thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honor”. When your ways please the Lord he will turn a bad situation in your favor.

The scripture said “thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honor” in Esther 6:11 to portray the point that in the same way that God turned it around for Mordecai because He delighteth to honor him, He will likewise turn it around for you when your ways please Him.

Life Application: Please God with your ways by making him top priority evidenced by seeking first his presence and principles.

Prayer: Lord, May my ways please you. I want to honor you in all that I do and say. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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1 Comment

  1. Amen! This is a powerful and very timely devotion. Bless you and thank you for giving of your time into the service of the Lord. 🙏🏾🙌🏾

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