We've all know the familiar proverb that "pride goes before a fall." (Prov. 16:11), and yet we don't have to look far beyond our own hearts to see that pride is at work in each one of us to some degree, especially when it comes to our natural desire to want to be accepted and honored by others. But God's kingdom functions on the paradoxical principle that the humble will be exalted and the exalted will be humbled. And nowhere is this seen more vividly than in the unexpected turn of events at the center of the book of Esther. We continue our study in Esther and look at the man the king delights to honor.