Esther 5 & 6

  1. Mordecai could reasonably have expected a substantial reward for saving the king’s life (2:21-23). However, his service was acknowledged only after a long delay and by an apparent coincidence.
    In what ways does this help us to understand delays and disappointments in our own life?
    Ps. 37:7; 55:8, 9.
  2. Consider the developments in the story of Haman as illustrations of verses such as Ps. 34:15, 16; Prov.
    16:18. What ought we to learn from such a record?