Saturday, January 10, 2015


The King said, “Hang him on it!” So they hang Haman on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. Than the king’s fury subsided. Esther 7:9b-10 (NIV).

I was told a story about a man who wanted to rent a pavilion for a certain Saturday. The problem was that it was already rented out to a woman. This man was outraged and demanded that he get his way.

So the park attendant called the woman and asked if she would be willing to change the date. She changed her event to Sunday.

Well, that Saturday it rained all day. Sunday it was sunny and a perfect day for a picnic. What goes around comes around.

A similar story happens with Esther. King Xerxes elevated Haman giving him a seat of honor. Haman had a great hatred for the Jews, in particular Mordecai, Esther’s uncle.

Mordecai would not bow down to Haman which angered him. Haman persuaded the king to issue a decree to destroy the Jews. 

When Esther heard this, she risked her life by going to the king uninvited. She requested that Haman and the king come to her banquet.

At the second dinner Esther pleaded for her people. She also revealed that Haman was the person responsible for the plot to annihilate her people.

When the king was deciding what to do about Haman, one of the eunuchs told the king about the gallows Haman had built by his house on which to hang Mordecai.

The order was given, Haman was to be hung on the very gallows he built for Mordecai.

Lord, Help me to always do to others what I want done in return.   

© Dawn Sexton 2014

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