O. T. #1097 "Plans Against Us"
Nov. 13, 2017
Esther 6-Part 2
LET IT GLOW
When King Xerxes asked Haman how he could reward a person, he did not identify Mordecai as the person. As it ended up, Haman, who hated and was the enemy of Mordecai, had to parade Mordecai through the streets of Susa. A little ironic, isn't it. Now, everyone was required to bow down to Mordecai. Afterwards, Mordecai returned to the king's gate. (Haman had gallows built for Mordecai, but it would not happen. Keep this in mind for later.) God has a way of humbling the prideful. Haman was disgraced and ran home.
Look at verse 13. Haman's advisors and wife said, Since Mordecai-this man who has humiliated you-is of Jewish birth, you will never succeed in your plans against him. It will be fatal to continue opposing him.
Evil will not prevail, dear one. Trust God. He will make things right. No weapon formed against us shall stand. (Isaiah 54:17)
Do we head advice given us when we are in the wrong?
Are we willing to stand for the right, no matter if we suffer doing so?
LET IT GROW
While they were still talking, the king's men came and quickly took Haman to Esther's second banquet.
Jesus taught in Luke 14:11, people who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who are humbled will be exalted.
Be patient, for God promises to reward our good deeds. He steps in when it will do the most good.
Let God handle those roaring lions. Remember, Daniel didn't get eaten by them. He was put in their den because he was faithful to pray to God.
LET IT GO
Stay humbled, faithful.
Pray for my enemies.