I bet Mordecai did not see that coming…He probably woke up grieving for his people, then the guards approached and with them Haman—ughhh! But, then instead of chains and whips the King’s robe and the King’s horse. I am sure that Mordecai was shocked and amazed. Meanwhile, Haman thought his day not get any worse. He had defined this reward as a selfish gift. He had planned to show the world he and Xerxes were BFFs. Instead, he honored the very man for which he designed an impaling pole. Afterward, he ran home and the family and friends basically said, “Dude your toast!” What a reversal of fortune.
Throughout his ministry Jesus said we will thrive if we remain humble, submitted and seek God and not our own desires. He also said the opposite was true, the more intently we try to control our destiny, the more earnestly we seek to look out for ourselves, the more Chaos and disruption we will experience. Matt 6:33 says, “Seek First the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you.”
When we contrast the lives of Mordecai and Haman, I believe God showed himself to be a man of his word. But, there is still more!
God Bless You
11 So Haman got the robe and the horse. He robed Mordecai, and led him on horseback through the city streets, proclaiming before him, “This is what is done for the man the king delights to honor!” 12 Afterward Mordecai returned to the king’s gate. But Haman rushed home, with his head covered in grief, 13 and told Zeresh his wife and all his friends everything that had happened to him.
His advisers and his wife Zeresh said to him, “Since Mordecai, before whom your downfall has started, is of Jewish origin, you cannot stand against him—you will surely come to ruin!” 14 While they were still talking with him, the king’s eunuchs arrived and hurried Haman away to the banquet Esther had prepared.