10-13-14 The Gallowria

Many times the employees have a greater involvement with the affairs of a business than the employer does.  They understand the politics and the true character of other employees.

Haman had conned the king for a while now and had even become a highly favored and respected confidante.  However, his ego had gotten the best of him and he became offended with Mordecai and set out to have him and his people executed.  Events took a sudden turn when Esther entered the picture.  With God overseeing the events, Haman became victim to his own diabolical plan. He became the honored guest at the big national event – The Gallowria.  The local media had a heyday with this one.

As humans, we like to have the last word.  We like to retaliate when we are wronged, whether real or perceived (Haman hated Mordecai because of a personal affront and extended it to all his people).  My ego does not like me to turn over such things to God.  However, when I set out to deal with this in the flesh (i.e. without God), I can make a horrible mess of things. 

Also, Haman listened to his wife regarding the gallows.  She did not share in Haman’s fate, but did have to live with her bad advice the rest of her life. 

The thought for me today is to be sure to consult God before taking action. I need to ask myself, did that person really wrong me, or is it just my ego getting dented.

“And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who had spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon. So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.” Esther 7:9-10

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