9-26-14 The Finger Wag

“It’s your fault.” I said wagging my index finger at my wife.

“Don’t you wag your finger at me!” She replied while wagging her finger at me as we walked across the motel parking lot to our room

We had gone on an unplanned and unexpected exploration of Farmington, NM and some of the adjoining area.  We eventually arrived at our planned destinations that day, but wagged our fingers in lighthearted mutual harassment.

Ahasurus gave Esther the opportunity to present her request.  Haman’s stomach made gurgling noises as Esther talked about the future fate of her people and her. The King asked who would do such a terrible thing. At this point, Haman felt faint.  His wife’s prediction bounced around in his brain.  Then came that finger wag in his direction.  What to do…what to do…

The devil is known as the accuser of the brethren.  He wags is old finger at us in God’s presence in order to condemn us.  The good news is that we are forgiven once we confess our sins to God.

“So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen. And the king said again unto Esther on the second day at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition, queen Esther? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? and it shall be performed, even to the half of the kingdom. Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request: For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail the king's damage. Then the king Ahasuerus answered and said unto Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so? And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.” Esther 7:1-6.

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