The Reward of wickedness
Text: Esther 7:9-10 “Then Harbona, one of the eunuchs attending the king, said, “A pole reaching to a height of fifty cubits stands by Haman’s house. He had it set up for Mordecai, who spoke up to help the king.”
The king said, “Impale him on it!” 10 So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai. Then the king’s fury subsided.”
From the previous chapters, we saw how Haman plotted to eliminate the Jews throughout the entire province simply because the man Modecai refused to bow down to worship him.
Though everything seems to be working well with his evil plans because he was able to secure the king’s approval and send circulars across the province on the plan, one thing he was ignorant of is that there is a reward for the wicked.
Fighting against the people of God is fighting against God. And such was the case of the Jews and Haman. The Jews are God’s precious people, and so God will do everything to defend His glory upon them.
Are you also on the Lord’s side, but been persecuted by the wicked? Don’t be terrified; the Lord will do to your enemies the same he did to Haman. It may seem the Lord is silent, but I want to tell you, His silence is to make the shame of your enemies to be full.
Read here: For a time like this
God could have prevented Haman from securing the king’s approval for the elimination of the Israelites or setting the gallows for the execution of Modecai, but He allowed all these to take place to show to us how faithful His word in Isaiah 3:11 is ” Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with him, For what he deserves will be done to him.”
The story of Haman is meant to teach everyone who is delighted in doing evil a huge lesson. Psalm 34:21, ” Evil shall slay the wicked, And those who hate the righteous will be condemned.” And the most critical part of that story was, the reward of Haman’s evil did eventually leads to the destruction of his household.
Before you plan evil against your fellow being, hear what the word of the Lord is saying to you “He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh a hedge, a serpent shall bite him.” (Ecclesiastes 10:8).
In conclusion this morning, our devotion today is directly addressing two categories of people, (1) the righteous, and (2) the wicked.
Unto the righteous, God is reassuring us from this passage today that His able to fight our battle and cause our enemies to be disappointed. While unto the wicked on the other hand, God is saying learn your lesson from the case of Haman, and cease from evil because there is always a reward for wickedness. It may not come now, but you can surely be awaiting it
Read also: Faithfulness Amid Trial and temptations.
Ancor word for Today: Nature will pay back to you whatever you sow into it, be it go or wrong. There is reward for wickedness
- Lord, this morning, avenge me of my enemies and turn the plans of the wicked ones upon their heads as you did to Haman.
- Lord, let every plan of the wicked ones against me and my household backfire upon them in Jesus name