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A PRIDEFUL chip on the shoulder causes death!!

The book of Esther is unique-God is not mentioned. The heroine of the story is even cautioned to keep her Jewish heritage a secret!sys-devo2 Nevertheless, God’s work is evident.

I didn’t realize that Haman had a thousand-year-old chip on his shoulder. His ancestors, the Amalekites, had attacked the people of Israel without provocation when Moses was leading them out of Egypt. The Amalekites lost the battle, and this feud was never entirely settled. More than ten centuries later Haman held the political power to destroy all Jews.

ESTHER 3:1, 2
1 After these things did king Ahasuerus promote Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes that were with him.
2 And all the king’s servants, that were in the king’s gate bowed, and reverenced Haman: for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence.

Haman enjoyed the power and prestige of his position, and he was enraged when Mordecai did not respond with the expected reverential bow. Haman’s anger was not directed just toward Mordecai, but toward what Mordecai stood for- the Jews dedication to God as the only authority worthy of reverence. Haman’s attitude was prejudiced; he hated a group of people because of a difference in belief and culture.
Prejudice grows out of personal pride-considering oneself better than others. In the end, Haman was punished for his arrogant attitude.(7:9 10). God will harshly judge those who are prejudiced or whose pride causes them to look down on others.

FRUITFUL OBSERVATION: It’s better to let go of issues in this life, rather than keep on harboring a time to ‘get even’ through selfish pride. Haman would’ve found himself a lot better off serving our ONE AND ONLY God instead of holding on to a one thousand- year old- grudge… Haman learned the hard way!!!5820728520_balloon_let_go_love_quote_sometimes_Favimcom_411957_answer_1_xlarge

Let’s give unsettled accounts to God today and every day and let Him settled all debts for us! LET GO AND LET GOD!

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8 thoughts on “A PRIDEFUL chip on the shoulder causes death!!

  1. Brittany on said:

    You can set yourself free by forgiving as God forgives us. We must forgive as many times as necessary because that is what God does and we must love like he does!

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    • Absolutely Amen! I pray that God will give me the Grace to love others as He would have me love. His love pierces through the pride not only of others toward us, but the pride from ourselves as we live daily for Him๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ


  2. Amen! And let grudges go and be productive so God can use us๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ™‚โ˜บ๏ธ๐ŸŽˆ

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  3. Ginger Shaneyfelt on said:

    Amen!!! Just gotta let go and let God!!! It’s hard sometimes but we to to be able to have peace!!! God will take care of it any way.. why worry.. pray more!!!

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    • Absolutely God is in FULL control. We need to be in His care and living peaceful and confident everyday and knowing our future is secure๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‚ He paid the ultimate sacrifice and we should be ashamed if we don’t draw closer to Him and learn more about Him daily๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ—ก๐Ÿ›กโค๏ธ


  4. Devon on said:

    So true! Life is hard enough without carrying all that extra baggage…. Let go, Let God! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Amen! We see how God is always aware of everything that happens in our lives, and He brings about His plan no matter how we choose to accept situations. Evil Haman kept on holding a grudge and his pride ended up costing him his life. He should’ve known that he couldn’t mess with God’s people๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ—ก๐Ÿ›กโค๏ธ


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