Last week we saw the destructive nature of pride in the life of the proud Persian prime minister. Even though Haman was the 2nd most powerful man in Persia, he couldn’t stand a man named Mordecai who refused to bow to him.
Haman wanted people’s approval & respect. But his greatest dream turned into his worst nightmare. When he was forced to parade Mordecai around the city in the King’s robe proclaiming, “This is the man in whom the King delights to honor.”
Haman went home humiliated, but he could take solace in 3 upcoming events:
- he was going to a private banquet as VIP guest with just the King and Queen,
- he’d already used the King’s signet ring to authorize the genocide of Mordecai’s people, the Jews
- he built a 75 foot gallows to hang Mordecai on.