MONDAY, 27TH FEBRUARY, 2023.
SUB-THEME: SEEK THE PEACE OF THE LAND.
TOPIC: REWARDING GOOD BEHAVIOUR.
TEXT: ESTHER 6:1-11.
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Daily Walk With Christ COCIN DevotionalTOPIC REWARDING GOOD BEHAVIOUR.
1 That night the king could not sleep, so he gave instructions to bring the book of records, the chronicles, and they were read to the king.
2 It was found recorded there that Mordecai had reported about Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s eunuchs who guarded the entrance to the restricted areas of the palace, and that they had conspired to assassinate King Ahasuerus.
3 So the king asked, “What honor and distinction was bestowed on Mordecai for this?” The young men who served the king answered, “Nothing was done for him.”
4 The king said, “Who is in the courtyard?” Now Haman had just entered the outer courtyard of the palace to speak to the king about having Mordecai hanged on the pole he had set up.
5 The king’s young men told him, “Look, Haman is standing in the courtyard.” The king said, “Let him come in.”
6 After Haman came in, the king asked him, “What should be done for the man whom the king desires to honor?” Haman told himself, “Whom would the king desire to honor more than me?”
7 Haman answered the king, “For a man whom the king desires to honor,
8 let them bring royal robes that the king has worn and a horse on which the king has ridden, with a royal crown placed on its head.
9 Then give the robes and the horse to one of the king’s most noble officials. Let them put the robes on the man whom the king desires to honor, and let them put him on the horse in the main square of the city. Then let them announce in front of him, ‘This is what is done for the man whom the king desires to honor.’”
10 Then the king told Haman, “Quick! Take the clothes and the horse just as you have suggested and do this for Mordecai the Jew who sits in the king’s gate. And don’t let anything you’ve suggested fall through the cracks.”
11 So Haman took the clothes and the horse, dressed Mordecai, and put him on the horse in the main square of the city. He cried out in front of him, “This is what is done for the man whom the king desires to honor.”
TOPIC: REWARDING GOOD BEHAVIOUR.
Whatever you do has a reward. From our text, Mordecai was honoured for his kindness to King Xerxes. He exposed the conspiracy of Bigthana and Teresh, the king’s officers who conspired to assassinate the king. The king discovered the good deed of Mordecai and decided to reward him. He asked Haman what should be done to the man the king delights to honour. Haman thought he was the one, so he selfishly outlined what should be done, but the honour was meant for Mordecai, the arch enemy of Haman. At last Mordecai was rewarded. Although Mordecai did envisage a reward, God nonetheless rewarded him at the appointed time because he rewards good character. Continue your good works even when no one commends you. God will surely reward you in time or eternity.
Good behaviour strengthens peace.
Thank you Lord for I know that my good work shall be rewarded. Amen.
MEMORY VERSE FOR THE MONTH: PSALM 122:6-7
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May those who love you be secure.
May there be peace… within your citadels.”
TODAY’S BIBLE READING PLAN: DEUTERONOMY 27-30.
All Glory be to God for the good massage it was blessings to me and a lesson.