Scripture Reading: Esther 6:10
Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the king’s gate: let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken.
Reflection: Haman so hated Mordecai that he planned to have him executed. After making the 75 feet high gallows to have Mordecai hanged on, he left off to ask for the king’s permission to carry out this mission. Just before he got to the king’s courtyard, the king had discovered from the national archives how Mordecai had saved him from being assassinated years back and began to seek ways to honor him. The king then asked Haman to recommend a package of honor to a deserving patriot of the nation. Thinking that he was the one, Haman suggested that the patriot should be dressed up in royal apparel and paraded in the city by one of the king’s most noble officials. The king immediately ordered him to have this level of honor bestowed on Mordecai. What a sight it was as Haman decorated Mordecai publicly in royal apparel and led a street parade in the main square of the city in his honor. He had come for permission to kill Mordecai but here he was now leading the process to rather promote him. Just like Mordecai, those who scheme against you will end up decorating and honoring your life.
Prayers: Oh Lord, let me triumph over my enemies in Jesus name.
Confession: Those who scheme against me will end up decorating and honoring my life.