This post is Day 20 in a series of studies about “Esther”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Esther – Day 20

Esther 5:9-13

Haman went out that day happy and in high spirits. But when he saw Mordecai at the king’s gate and observed that he neither rose nor showed fear in his presence, he was filled with rage against Mordecai. Nevertheless Haman restrained himself and went home. Calling together his friends and Zeresh, his wife, Haman boasted to them about his vast wealth, his many sons, and all the ways the king had honoured him and how he had elevated him above the other nobles and officials. “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. But all this gives me no satisfaction as long as I see that Jew Mordecai sitting at the king’s gate.”

The Thought

Haman was eaten away by his hatred of Mordecai. Everything he boasted about was true, but he didn’t know The TRUTH. His view of the situation was one hundred percent wrong!

How can people be so wrong?

It seems that Haman was his own god. His whole world centred around himself, and his eyes were blinded to the truth of the situation.

If he had thought about what he was trying to do in killing all the Jews, he should have realised that queen would be one of those destined to die. Maybe he didn’t know she was Jewish, but that’s part of the problem. He seemed to know nothing very much about anybody else, just himself.

But the last of these verses above shows that Haman was quite unstable. He could not let go of his anger, and the sight of Mordecai touched a raw nerve every time.


Pray today for the Lord to show you if you are self centred in any aspect of your life.

Ask Him to help you let go of any anger.

Dare to tell Him that you want to be fair and honest and like Esther, you want to be in the right place at the right time. The place chosen for you by Father God, for such a time as this.

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