Scripture Reading: Est 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.
Reflections: Mordecai was described as a devout Jew who revered the Lord. Haman despised him for this, going so far as to plot his murder. Haman went to the king to obtain permission to carry out his nefarious intentions. He was unaware that the King had intended to honor Mordecai for his loyalty the night before. Mordecai had previously prevented a palace revolt. When the King saw Haman in his palace, he inquired about the appropriate reward for a loyal subject. Haman, assuming that the King was referring to him, proposed an extravagant reward. To his astonishment, however, the King instructed him to give the reward to Mordecai instead. God had orchestrated this entire event, demonstrating that he was on Mordecai’s behalf. This resulted in Mordecai’s liberation and Haman’s degradation. As with Mordecai, you may encounter hatred in your life, but God will provide a means to liberate you. He will demonstrate that he is on your side!
Prayer: Dear Lord, let it be known that you are on my side.
Confession: God will prove that He is on my side.