Saturday, March 30, 2013

Mordecai is Rewarded for Saving the King's Life

Today I read Esther 6 which has got to be one of the most funny chapters in all of scriptures!  In this chapter the King is reminded that Mordecai saved his life, but that nothing has been done to reward him.  So the king summons Haman and asks Haman how he, the king, should reward a man that had done him a great service.  Haman, stupidly, thinks that the king means himself and so comes up with the most lavish thing he can think of, dress the man in the kings own clothes, let him ride the kings own horse, and let one of the kings most trusted men guide the horse through the city proclaiming how pleased the king is with this man.  The king agrees and tells Haman to do all that he just said to the guard Mordecai and he himself, Haman, should be the one to proclaim his deeds.

This chapter makes me laugh every time I read it and convinces me that God has a sense of humor.  I mean, of all the things or ways that Haman could be forced to swallow his own pride, this way is the absolute best!  To have to parade Mordecai through the city telling everyone what a great man he is, is absolutely perfect!  All I can say is, don't mess with those that God favor.  You won't like the results.  Until tomorrow.

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