The King Delighteth

Esther 6:6, “So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour? Now Haman thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honour more than to myself?”

In the context of this verse, we have three main people. We have the king, Haman, and Mordecai. The king discovered that Mordecai had stopped people from harming him. The king called in Haman to ask what the king should do the man in whom he delights. Haman thought that it was himself, so he told the king what he would want to happen to him when it was actually going to be done to Mordecai.

When I look at Haman and Mordecai, I see two types of people. In Haman, I see someone who does what they do in order to be seen and recognized. However, when I look at Mordecai, I see someone that does what they do because it is right. They don’t do what they do to be seen. Saving the king from harm is a pretty big thing, but he didn’t go around proclaiming it. In the end, he was the one that was honored and not Haman. He didn’t try to lift himself up. He let the king lift him up.

Like Mordecai, we should let the King lift us up. If we will remain humble and do what we are supposed to do because it is right, God will take care of the rest. James 4:10 says, “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” What will you be? Will you be a Haman or will you be a Mordecai?

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