Erin Davis: Have you ever noticed that the words “humility” and “humiliation” are a lot alike? For example, right before I stepped into the studio to record this video I dumped a cup of tea all over myself! Embarrassing. The Lord can use all kinds of things to grow us in the area of humility!

Hi, I’m Erin Davis, and this is the Women of the Bible podcast. We’ve been walking through the Bible study Esther: Trusting God’s Plan. You can get your copy at This week we’re going to zero in on Haman.

Haman was the opposite of humble. He was a man motivated by pride, and ultimately—just like the Bible warns—his pride led to his destruction. In contrast, we see Mordecai and Esther, two people of faith whom we see over and over and over respond in humility.

I have some friends who have joined me to talk through the study, so pull up a chair, grab a cup of tea—make sure the lid is on tight!—and join the conversation.

We’ve made it all the way to Esther chapter 5. A lot has happened to get us here, but this is like “the moment!” If we were watching Esther in a movie, this would be the moment when we get to see the bad guy get what he deserves. So this is a great moment in the story! But before we head there, I want to introduce you to some friends that have been joining …