Tag - Haman

When A Person Can’t Stop Talking About Themself

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Esther 5:12 “And that’s not all,” Haman added. “I’m the only person Queen Esther invited to accompany the king to the banquet she gave. And she has invited me along with the king tomorrow.” O-bservation: This is the story of the wicked man named Haman, the chief assistant to King Xerxes of Persia. He hated Esther’s uncle Mordecai and wanted him dead. However, Esther had prayed, and all of the Jewish people had fasted and prayed, and she had devised a way for Haman to be trapped in his plan to destroy her and...

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I Won’t Bow Down

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Esther 3:2 All the royal officials at the king’s gate knelt down and paid honor to Haman, for the king had commanded this concerning him. But Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor. O-bservation: Here was another Jewish man who refused to bow down to any man. The wicked Haman, the right-hand administrator to King Xerxes of Persia, developed a deep bitterness towards Mordecai, another of the king’s helpers who was a Jew. He was upset because Mordecai refused to bow down to him when he would pass through the king’s gate....

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The Problem Of Assuming

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Esther 6:6b Now Haman thought to himself, “Who is there that the king would rather honor than me?” O-bservation: King Xerxes wanted to honor Mordecai, Queen Esther's uncle, and asked his royal assistant Haman what he should do to really honor someone. Haman assumed it was him. A-pplication: "The Problem Of Assuming" is that if we're guilty of such, you and I are usually the ones that end up looking foolish. Haman had it in for Mordecai and the Jewish people. Mordecai refused to bow down (being a Jew) to Haman, who was the King's assistant....

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More Important Than Life Itself

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Esther 4:16 Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish. O-bservation: This is the story of Esther, the Jewish Queen of a Medo-Persian Empire. Her husband, the King, had signed an evil edict promoted by the villain Haman. Haman hated the Jews and Esther's husband...

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It’s Your Time

S. O. A. P. Here's your 90 second AM devotional! S-cripture: Esther 4:14 For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your Royal position for such a time as this? O-bservation: Esther the Queen was a Jewish girl, though the King to whom she was married did not know this. The King’s wicked associate, Haman, hated Esther's Uncle Mordecai, who was also a Jew. Haman was unaware that Esther and Mordecai were related. Haman devised and convinced...

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