Such Plans Always Backfire
Esther 7:10 “So they hanged Haman on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king’s fury subsided.”
Haman worked for the King of Persia. He enjoyed the King’s favor for a while. Mordecai was a Jewish slave who sat at the King’s gate mourning, fasting and praying (Because he had heard there was a plan to kill all Jews including himself). The King’s first wife – Vashti, was dethroned because of disobedience, and during the search for a new queen, Esther, Mordecai’s Cousin was taken as the King’s new wife.
The relationship between Mordecai and Esther wasn’t known by Haman and many others. Haman hated Jews and particularly Mordecai who refused to show him respect akin to worship. He planned to kill Mordecai and all Jewish people. Such plans always backfire!
On the night Haman was planning how to kill Mordecai, the king for some divine reason couldn’t sleep. The King woke up and and decided to read palace records and discovered that Mordecai had been instrumental in saving his life in the past. The king that night decided he would honor Mordecai the next day. Haman that night decided he would kill Mordecai the next day.
The next morning, Haman’s plans to kill Mordecai were interrupted by the King’s command to have Mordecai honored before the whole kingdom. Haman was to lead the Mordecai honoring parade. Haman’s plans to kill Mordecai that day failed. Such plans always backfire!
That evening, Haman went home enraged because his plan to kill Mordecai had backfired. His wife and friends warned him in Esther 6:13 that he won’t succeed because Mordecai was a Jew. Mordecai being a Jew was another way of acknowledging that Mordecai’s God was superior and wouldn’t let him be destroyed.
Esther 6:13 “… His advisers and his wife Zeresh said to him(Haman), “Since Mordecai, before whom your downfall has started, is of Jewish origin, you cannot stand against him–you will surely come to ruin!”
Haman refused to back down on the plans to kill Mordecai. He refused to take heed to the wisdom that such plans always backfire. He prepared a gallows, where he would hang Mordecai.
The next day at an opportune moment, Queen Esther reported to the King what Haman planned to do to her, Mordecai and all Jews. The king was enraged and walked out of Haman’s presence – a very bad sign. Haman pleaded for his life from Esther, and while at it he fell on the couch Esther was sitting on, and that moment the king walked in and saw him.
The king misunderstood his position at the couch and Haman’s case was compounded beyond redemption. The king ordered Haman’s death at the gallows he prepared for Mordecai. Haman’s malicious plans against Mordecai backfired!
Are you paranoid or sure that someone or some people have malicious plans against you? Take heart, do not panic or worry. The same God is still on the same throne. Such plans always backfire!
Do you have plans against someone? Are your plans against the person justified or malicious? Be warned, God is watching. Such plans can backfire even when you think you are right. Such plans always backfire!
To backfire means to give a directly opposite result from what was expected. The one who plans harm is harmed. The one who is to be shamed is praised. God ensures malicious plans don’t succeed and that they backfire! Are you angry with someone? Forgive and let God revenge. Is someone planning your failure, down fall? Pray and let God deal with it. Such plans always backfire!
May we be warned and encouraged that such plans always backfire, in Jesus name. Amen! (C)email@example.com (do not delete any part of this post, including this. You are free to share these posts but don’t edit the authorship or content… thank you and be blessed!)