God Will Avenge

Haman despised Mordecai. As a Jew, Mordecai refused to bow down to or fear Haman. Haman devised a plan to kill not just Mordecai but all of the Jews in the land. But God has a sense of humor. Before Haman’s fall, while he was still in a position of honor, through divine coincidence, the King orders Haman to honor Mordecai. Imagine this, the person you despise, the person you are plotting to kill, you must now clothe in a royal robe, place him on a royal horse and then lead him through the city declaring, “the King delights in him.” What humiliation.

Do you feel as if someone is out to get you? Is someone making your personal life, your professional life, your spiritual life difficult? Remember, we do not war against flesh and blood but against principalities in heavenly places. Colossians tells us that God has made a spectacle of the enemy.

So if someone is “after you”, you can trust God to avenge His people. You can trust he has made a spectacle of your true enemy. You can rest assured, God will redeem and restore your situation. You can expect God will honor you before your enemies. Your job is to continue to do what God has called you to do and not try to fight the battle yourself. You are sons and daughters of the Most High and no one can stand against you! No weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue that rises against you shall be condemned.

So Haman got the robe and the horse. He robed Mordecai, and led him on horseback through the city streets, proclaiming before him, “This is what is done for the man the king delights to honor!” Afterward Mordecai returned to the king’s gate. But Haman rushed home, with his head covered in grief, and told Zeresh his wife and all his friends everything that had happened to him. His advisers and his wife Zeresh said to him, “Since Mordecai, before whom your downfall has started, is of Jewish origin, you cannot stand against him—you will surely come to ruin!” (Esther 6:11-13 NIV)