The Day the Tables Turned

Friday, March 10th, 2017

King Xerxes asked Queen Esther, “Who is he? Where is the man who has dared to do such a thing?” Esther said, “The adversary and enemy is this vile Haman.” Then Haman was terrified before the king and queen. …Then Harbona, one of the eunuchs attending the king, said, “A gallows seventy-five feet high stands by Haman’s house. He had it made for Mordecai, who spoke up to help the king.” The king said, “Hang him on it!” So they hanged Haman on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai.
Esther 7:5-10

Repetition of an arrogant attitude, selfishness, greed, lust, or any selfish passion only shows that you think you are exempt from God’s commands and you think you will have another chance and another chance and another chance to get it right. But what happens when God says “enough is enough” and it is too late? There will be a day when God has no more patience for it. Think about the story of Esther and think about what happened to Haman. He knew he had been finally caught and he knew his fate — so he started begging Queen Esther for his life. But it was too late. Read the book of Esther today – it’s not too long — and study the purity and humility of Esther compared to the arrogance, selfishness, and greed of Haman. Also look at Queen Vashti and Mordecai – how does God reward their behaviors? See which characteristics are blessed in the end!