Christian Devotional – November 6, 2020

Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #19

You know what you get when you assume something? Well, apparently Haman didn’t. Read Esther 6:4-10.

So the king said, “Who is in the court?” Now Haman had just entered the outer court of the king’s palace in order to speak to the king about hanging Mordecai on the gallows which he had prepared for him. The king’s servants said to him, “Behold, Haman is standing in the court.” And the king said, “Let him come in.” So Haman came in and the king said to him, “What is to be done for the man whom the king desires to honor?” And Haman said to himself, “Whom would the king desire to honor more than me?” Then Haman said to the king, “For the man whom the king desires to honor, let them bring a royal robe which the king has worn, and the horse on which the king has ridden, and on whose head a royal crown has been placed; and let the robe and the horse be handed over to one of the king’s most noble princes and let them array the man whom the king desires to honor and lead him on horseback through the city square, and proclaim before him, ‘Thus it shall be done to the man whom the king desires to honor.'” Then the king said to Haman, “Take quickly the robes and the horse as you have said, and do so for Mordecai the Jew, who is sitting at the king’s gate; do not fall short in anything of all that you have said.”
Esther 6:4‭-‬10 NASB1995

Haman gets asked a question and he automatically assumes he’s the subject of the inquiry. He runs through a long list of all the honors and glories that he desires for himself and then at the end, he learns that he must now do these things for the very person he was about to request to have hanged. He’s not having a good day.

When we loose sight of God and how we can follow God and the importance of bringing Him glory, we run the risk of assuming the wrong things. Our focus gets misplaced and we make wrong assumptions, sometimes as costly as Haman’s assumption.

Are we focusing on bringing God glory, or on our own glory? The only one deserving of glory is God.

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