9 So Haman went out that day joyful and with a glad heart; but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king’s gate, and that he did not stand or tremble before him, he was filled with indignation against Mordecai. 10 Nevertheless Haman restrained himself and went home, and he sent and called for his friends and his wife Zeresh. 11 Then Haman told them of his great riches, the multitude of his children, everything in which the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the officials and servants of the king.
12 Moreover Haman said, “Besides, Queen Esther invited no one but me to come in with the king to the banquet that she prepared; and tomorrow I am again invited by her, along with the king. 13 Yet all this avails me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king’s gate.”
Haman had it made,but his pride drove him on and into a place he did not return. Haman’s anger,pride and hatred of Mordecai and the Jews went on “unchecked”, and as the events continue we see Haman has lost it all. We cannot continue to walk in pride and anger because the consequences are very dangerous. Haman was filled with hate and desired more than anything that Mordecai bow down to him. Mordecai’s heart belonged to God and he refused to bow to Haman. I think it’s amazing that nothing happened to Mordecai for not bowing to Haman,that’s God’s protection. Because remember Haman was given power and authority right next to the King,and he could have used it against Mordecai.But God kept him safe and he will do the same for us,when we choose to honor and trust him. It’s so easy to fall into pride when being blind to the many blessings you’ve already received. We should be careful how we use what God has given us,so many Christians are falling by the wayside and I’m afraid it’s mostly because of pride. When we start to thinking and feeling like I made this happen for me,all by myself then watch out. God loves us so very much and he will give us nughes and whispers to get our attention back on him,but when we let pride and anger or anything else come before God,we will fail. I thank God for how he used Queen Esther to rescue her people from being totally wiped out,God had her at the right place at the right time. When we obey it is amazing how God will use us and bless us greatly.In the end Haman was hanged on the same gallows he had builded to kill Mordecai.
Love in Christ Pat