Two men have come together with a plan their way to solve a perceived problem. One was a king, and the other, his adviser.
When the king sat down to drink after making a decree, he thought he had done well, but he did not really understand what he had done. The other also sat down to drink, and thought he had done well, and he knew exactly what he intended to do.
The second man Haman was insecure, and his wounded pride bought about a plan, that if successful, would bring an end to Gods people.
Haman’s life shows the horrible impact pride can have on a person. Any of us can be a victim of pride; however this is usually in a more subtle way. Haman’s life shows that pride poisons our attitudes and blinds us to our weaknesses.
People who are proud do not seek God, and God is in none of their thoughts. How can we prevent this pride? Only through being humble, and submitting everything to God.
We need to have God in all of our thoughts, make Him the centre of our lives, seek Him constantly, and remember that we are His servants. As we humble ourselves before God, He will help us maintain a balanced understanding of our gifts and talents, as well as our limits. He will remind us that we’ve received His blessings so that we might be a blessing.
Father, help me not to be guilty of the sins of Haman. I humble myself before You, because I owe You everything. Forgive me of pride. I dedicate my life to serving You. Thank you for blessing me, in Jesus’ name. Amen
Written by Cathy Croft