Scripture Reading: Ester 7:10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king’s wrath pacified.
Reflections: Haman is a high ranking official in the Persian kingdom. He had a strong aversion towards Mordecai, one of the captive Jews in the kingdom. He, therefore, planned to kill Mordecai by getting him hanged on the gallows (a wooden structure for hanging criminals). He also planned to kill the rest of the Jews. All seemed to be set for the day of execution. But the Jews had fasted and prayed earlier on for divine intervention. Just before Haman could implement his evil plot, God moved in. He was exposed and surprisingly made to take the place of Mordecai in the gallows. Not only was Mordecai delivered in this instance, but he had his enemy, Haman, divinely judged. Like Mordecai, God will accompany your deliverance with judgment on your enemies. This judgment will cause your enemies to experience the very evil they intended for you.
Prayer: Oh Lord, deliver me from evil and judge the perpetrators of the evil actions against my life.
Confession: I am kept free from evil.