Christian Devotional – November 9, 2020

Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #22

Irony. Haman had determined to destroy the Jews all because of Mordecai, yet he is hung on the very gallows that he built to hang Mordecai on. Read Esther 7:5-10.

Then King Ahasuerus asked Queen Esther, “Who is he, and where is he, who would presume to do thus?” Esther said, “A foe and an enemy is this wicked Haman!” Then Haman became terrified before the king and queen. The king arose in his anger from drinking wine and went into the palace garden; but Haman stayed to beg for his life from Queen Esther, for he saw that harm had been determined against him by the king. Now when the king returned from the palace garden into the place where they were drinking wine, Haman was falling on the couch where Esther was. Then the king said, “Will he even assault the queen with me in the house?” As the word went out of the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face. Then Harbonah, one of the eunuchs who were before the king said, “Behold indeed, the gallows standing at Haman’s house fifty cubits high, which Haman made for Mordecai who spoke good on behalf of the king!” And the king said, “Hang him on it.” So they hanged Haman on the gallows which he had prepared for Mordecai, and the king’s anger subsided.
Esther 7:5‭-‬10 NASB1995

When we are not following God and not seeking after Him, then we will find ourselves dealing with difficult situations and major problems. Just like Haman. If we are not seeking God first, then we will find ourselves being run over by God’s plan instead of being part of it. Will we seek after God?