Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #10
Trust. It’s a great thing in the hands of those who are worthy of it. It’s a very dangerous thing in the hands of anyone else. Read Esther 3:7-11.
In the first month, which is the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of King Ahasuerus, Pur, that is the lot, was cast before Haman from day to day and from month to month, until the twelfth month, that is the month Adar. Then Haman said to King Ahasuerus, “There is a certain people scattered and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom; their laws are different from those of all other people and they do not observe the king’s laws, so it is not in the king’s interest to let them remain. If it is pleasing to the king, let it be decreed that they be destroyed, and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver into the hands of those who carry on the king’s business, to put into the king’s treasuries.” Then the king took his signet ring from his hand and gave it to Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the enemy of the Jews. The king said to Haman, “The silver is yours, and the people also, to do with them as you please.”
Esther 3:7-11 NASB1995
Haman was out to destroy a people, mainly because of his own pride. One Jew was not worshipping him and as a result, all of them should die. The king trusted Haman and because of that trust, Haman was able to plot the entire destruction of a people.
What happens when we put our trust in the wrong people? Similar disaster. We can easily be led astray. We must remember that we are to put our trust in the Lord. We are to continue to follow Him alone as only He knows who we should trust and who we shouldn’t. Put your trust in God and follow His lead.