HE WHO BUILT THE GALLOWS SHALL HANG ON IT

“Then his wife Zeresh and all his friends said to him, “Let a gallows be made, fifty cubits high, and in the morning suggest to the king that Mordecai be hanged on it; then go merrily with the king to the banquet.” And the thing pleased Haman; so he had the gallows made” (Est 5:14)

This is the story of God’s justice. The righteous shall be rewarded and the wicked shall be punished. God’s name does not appear in the Book of Esther. But His providence is clearly seen in the whole story. At this time, Esther is already set to do the will of God. Judgment must come on the wicked Haman. Esther invites the king and Haman to a banquet in her royal quarters. That pleased Haman, for only the most intimate friends of the king can attend such a party. That made Haman even more proud. This pride made him blind to any revelation of God’s will. He lacks any sensitivity to the leading of God’s Spirit.  Haman is happy. But the only thing stopping Haman to be completely happy is Mordecai the Jew, who still does not bow to him like the others. This is a good lesson: the proud wicked ambitious people are never totally happy and they never have complete peace, day or night!

His wife and friends advise him to build a very high gallows to hang Mordecai as soon as possible. This gallows is three times higher than a normal one. This is so that all men see what will happen if men disobey the ‘big man’. The wicked Haman has invited his friends to a house party getting ready for the long planned self-promotion. They rejoice in their wickedness. Like crazy drunkards, Haman, his wife and his friends are so deceived, so much out of the will of God that they have no idea that he is building his own judgment. In few hours, he will hang on the very gallows he has built in the central square of Susa. This is the Word of God: “If you set a trap for others, you will get caught in it yourself. If you roll a boulder down on others, it will crush you instead” (PV 26:27)

May God forbid marriage with an ungodly spouse! May God separate you from all ungodly so called friends! May God deliver you from all evil, pride, deception, foolishness and worldly ambition! May God bless you with a godly marriage and godly friends! In Jesus name, amen!

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