Christian Devotional – November 7, 2020

Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #20

The fall. Mordecai has been honored instead of hanged. Haman is beside himself with anger. His fall has begun. Read Esther 6:11-14.

So Haman took the robe and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and led him on horseback through the city square, and proclaimed before him, “Thus it shall be done to the man whom the king desires to honor.” Then Mordecai returned to the king’s gate. But Haman hurried home, mourning, with his head covered. Haman recounted to Zeresh his wife and all his friends everything that had happened to him. Then his wise men and Zeresh his wife said to him, “If Mordecai, before whom you have begun to fall, is of Jewish origin, you will not overcome him, but will surely fall before him.” While they were still talking with him, the king’s eunuchs arrived and hastily brought Haman to the banquet which Esther had prepared.
Esther 6:11‭-‬14 NASB1995

Haman did what the king asked him to do, but he wasn’t happy about it. He went home to tell his wife about the horror and dishonor that he had to endure that morning. His wife tells him that since Mordecai is a Jew, if God is going to defend him and exalt him, then there is nothing that Mordecai is going to be able to do about it.

God truly knows what he is doing for us, about us, and through us. He is the only one who has to defend us. He is the one who directs our path. He is to be our focus. We can’t stand against him, no matter how hard we try. If God wills something to be part of his plan, then all the opposition in the world won’t stop it. Are we focused on following God’s plans or our own. If it is not God’s plans, then we may find ourselves headed toward a fall.

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