Poetic Justice - November 10, 2021

Haman hated Mordecai, the Jew and ordered the construction of a gallows for Mordecai’s destruction. Meanwhile, the king—King Xerxes—couldn’t sleep, and he requested a reading of the book of records. It reminded him that Mordecai had once saved his life by reporting an assassination plot.

Early the next morning, the king asked Haman, “What should be done for the man the king delights to honor” (Esther 6:6)? Haman assumed the king was talking about him and made some suggestions. “‘Go at once,’ the king commanded. ‘Get the robe and the horse and do just as you have suggested for Mordecai the Jew.” (Esther 6:10).

Haman planned to lead Mordecai to the gallows. Instead, he led him through the streets. Who could have envisioned such a hairpin U-turn? God could!