What irony, God—the God of paradox, does wonderful things to clarify that he is God. God was not surprised that Haman was a selfish, godless man. Nor was he surprised that Haman was intent on killing Mordecai and the Jewish people. But, as is always the case, God set in motion a plan that showed his greatness and allow him to protect Mordecai and his people. In the complete way God began to set in motion the complete reversal of man’s attempt to destroy God’s people.
God’s ways are still different than ours. We often look at our circumstances and think we are lost and hopeless, but in his time, God begins to work his plan and we see his glory appear in our lives. If we submit to his leadership, honor his plan and seek him—then, we can enjoy his work. The trick is waiting on him and allowing him to do the work. Help me Lord, to submit to you, trust you and watch you work.
God Bless You
That night the king could not sleep; so he ordered the book of the chronicles, the record of his reign, to be brought in and read to him. 2 It was found recorded there that Mordecai had exposed Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s officers who guarded the doorway, who had conspired to assassinate King Xerxes.
3 “What honor and recognition has Mordecai received for this?” the king asked.
“Nothing has been done for him,” his attendants answered.
4 The king said, “Who is in the court?” Now Haman had just entered the outer court of the palace to speak to the king about impaling Mordecai on the pole he had set up for him.
5 His attendants answered, “Haman is standing in the court.”
“Bring him in,” the king ordered.
6 When Haman entered, the king asked him, “What should be done for the man the king delights to honor?”