Esther 6:1-5 On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king. (2) And it was found written, that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s chamberlains, the keepers of the door, who sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus. (3) And the king said, What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this? Then said the king’s servants that ministered unto him, There is nothing done for him. (4) And the king said, Who is in the court? Now Haman was come into the outward court of the king’s house, to speak unto the king to hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for him. (5) And the king’s servants said unto him, Behold, Haman standeth in the court. And the king said, Let him come in.
The king remembers that Mordecai had saved his life and asks what had been done to honor Mordecai. The chamberlain tells the king that nothing had been done. NOTHING? This man saved the king’s life and nothing has been done to thank him! This was completely inappropriate. Something had to be done. But this man was a Jew. He was condemned to death. Plus, he had no influence in the king’s life or home. What could he hope to expect? Or, did he have some influence? What about Hadassah? The plot is really starting to thicken. What do you think will happen? Is God still in control?