After the two eunuchs were hanged, king Ahasuerus promoted Haman, the son of Hamedatha the Agagite who was his right hand man. He advanced him and set his seat above all the princes who were with him. The king gave a command that all his servants should bow and pay homage to Haman but Modecai refused to bow and pay homage to him. The rest of the king’s servant that were at the king’s gate asked Modecai, ”Why do you transgress the king’s command? – Esther 3 : 3b.” Mondecai told them that he was a Jew without fear and this is an example of what we should be doing as a christian, that is being without fear no matter who is confronting you. Most times, when we are suppose to speak, we will hold our speech. Modecai, never allowed fear to take over him. God want us to be as bold as a lion.
After some days since he could not listen to the servants, they reported the matter to Haman because they want to see if his word will stand. People don’t mind their business. Haman became watchful of Modecai to see if really he will not bow and pay homage to him and he saw that he did not bow for him neither pay homage and he was filled with wrath. He now decided to lay hand on Modecai but after they had told him about the people of Modecai, he now decided to destroy all the Jews.
Many people use their positions to cause havoc and destruction instead of using their position to build love, unity, joy and peace. No matter how hard the enemy try to destroy the children of God unjustly, since He is still on the throne, He will not allow His children to be mocked. He will always come to their rescue if the victims are obedient, no matter who or how many they are, that is troubling the children of God, He will bring His wrath against such persons or group of people.
Haman fixed a date and month for the execution of all the Jews for what offense? Because only person refused to bow and pay homage to him. Was such offense supposed to bring destruction to a group of people, absolutely NOT, but because of pride, he has to kill innocent ones who does not even know when Modecai committed the offense. Since it was only Modecai who committed the offense, he was suppose to be punished alone and not all the Jews in the whole provinces. The bible says that they are free to try but failure is their portion.
Haman went to the king and lied to the king, that ”there is a certain people scattered and dispersed among the people in all provinces of your kingdom, their laws are different from all other people’s and they do not keep the king’s laws. Therefore it is not fitting for the king to let them remain – Esther 3 : 8.”
Haman could only lie to the king but he could not lie to God because He knows the secret of all things.
If it pleases the king, let a decree be written that they be destroyed and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver into the hands of those who do the work, to bring it into the king’s treasuries. So the king took his signet ring from his hand and gave it to Haman, the son of Hamedatha the Agagite, the enemy of the Jews. And the king said to Haman, ”The money and the people are given to you, to do with them as seems good to you – Esther 3 : 9 – 11.
In the life of a christian, when the enemy is planning on how to destroy the children of God, He that sees from His throne has already draw His Master plan on how to disgrace our enemies. Haman went as far as vowing to pay some money into the treasuries. To some people, when they are bend to commit havoc, they can go to any length even if it demand their borrowing money to fight anyone that opposed them.
The king’s scribes were called and the decree was written, sealed with the king’s signet ring and posted to the satraps, to the governors and all the officials of all the people to every province in the name of king Ahasuerus. And it’s content was to destroy, to kill and to annihilate all the Jews both young and old, little children and women in one day. The bible said that the city of Shushan was perplexed as the news went round.
No matter how the level of fear the enemy try to place in you, try not to be moved because if they are able to create fear in you, you have given them the power to overcome you. The bible told us to resist the devil and it will flee from us, so we should not give them the right to think that they have defeated us because the creator of the universe will not leave us nor forsake us. He is breathing in our direction.