Women in the Bible
Lesson Fifteen: by turtle

See even God's enemies can not prevail for any length of time. In fact with all their scheming and
plotting sooner or later the devil will get his due. Haman fate is quickly coming. All Haman ever
had to do was make things right and stop his dastardly plan. See Hamaan problem was he want
glory and honor he thought was rightful his because of his position. I be truthful, I rather have no
honor or glory or position in the way of the world. Sooner or later one is soon to make an error of
some sort. Haman however was more then error, his plot was devilish.

If any a time in history we can see a man acting like the devil it is in this story about Haman. One
thinks of the garden of Eden and how the devil thought he was in charge by tempting eve. How in
Isaiah 14 the devil fell from heaven to earth, all because of pride and thinking he was better then
God. Now Mordecai was no god, but he was one of God's people. And for this reason God plan
begins to unfold.

How many nights I have spent without slept only to find myself wrapped in a good book. Way
back then the educated people of the time also read and apparently there were no good novels to
read that day, king opened the history books to see who he could bless. He found he had overstep
Mordecai.

Esther 6:1-3 KJV
(1)  On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the
chronicles; and they were read before the king.
(2)  And it was found written, that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's
chamberlains, the keepers of the door, who sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus.
(3)  And the king said, What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this? Then said
the king's servants that ministered unto him, There is nothing done for him.

Now the king of that day and time is no different then kings and queens of anytime. Seldom was
honor paid out by the King in person, except for coming before the king. Leaders always have had
others to do their bidding. The king goes about seeking someone to do his bidding and guess who
is in the court pacing at that early morning hour?

Esther 6:4-6 KJV
(4)  And the king said, Who is in the court? Now Haman was come into the outward court of the
king's house, to speak unto the king to hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for
him.
(5)  And the king's servants said unto him, Behold, Haman standeth in the court. And the king
said, Let him come in.
(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?

Haman is found inside the court pacing, perhaps because he was thinking of his dastardly deed he
was fixing to do.  Not only was he found in the court, but when he heard the king, he got a big
head. I mean one that must of swollen to the size of any large boulder, for he thought it was him
the king wish to honor. After all was he not invited by the kings wife to dine that day. Oh how the
shock and dismay he must of felt when he realize who it was he was to honor. What made matters
worse he had no time to object and if he had worse would of befallen him.

Esther 6:7-11 KJV
(7)  And Haman answered the king, For the man whom the king delighteth to honour,
(8)  Let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king
rideth upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head:
(9)  And let this apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king's most noble
princes, that they may array the man withal whom the king delighteth to honour, and bring him
on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him, Thus shall it be done to the
man whom the king delighteth to honour.
(10)  Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast
said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the king's gate: let nothing fail of all that
thou hast spoken.
(11)  Then took Haman the apparel and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and brought him on
horseback through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done unto
the man whom the king delighteth to honour.

Can you imagine how hard it was for Haman to do the king's bidding. He was put in a position of
total embarrassment. He had sought to destroy Mordecai for his response to his decree of bowing
to him, and now he had to honor this guy. Oh how humiliating and so when the deed was down he
went and complained to all his friends and family. Now to make matters worse in his telling of the
tale, he finds he is late for the Queens banquet. What more distress can this man take for being
late for such and honor position.

Esther 6:12-14 KJV
(12)  And Mordecai came again to the king's gate. But Haman hasted to his house mourning, and
having his head covered.
(13)  And Haman told Zeresh his wife and all his friends every thing that had befallen him. Then
said his wise men and Zeresh his wife unto him, If Mordecai be of the seed of the Jews, before
whom thou hast begun to fall, thou shalt not prevail against him, but shalt surely fall before him.
(14)  And while they were yet talking with him, came the king's chamberlains, and hasted to bring
Haman unto the banquet that Esther had prepared.

One learns when preparing for any job or type of society position never be late, unless it is vogue
to be fashionably late.  To have to be called to a meal or even to a meeting is taboo even among
business people. Time is money in the business world and no doubt even back then Haman had
fallen in disgrace by being late.  The moral of the story is do not plot against God's people for
God will have revenge and though it might not seem much like revenge, remember Haman last
week order for gallows to be built. See first God is putting people in their rightful position before
lowering the boom so to speak on Haman. No the king is not God, but God put the king in
position to do His bidding. And though the king was not a godly king, he still had to take his
orders from God.  See the King had already offend God by going against his people. Now God is
going about rectifying the problem. As we wait til next week we will see the fait of Haman and
though this seems to drag out there is a reason for it. For life is much like this story it happened
not all at once. Though it was done all in a few days, the problem could not be rectified all at
once. Sometimes we need to be patient.