The Topic of Daily Fountain Devotional for 18th March 2021 Is “MORDECAI HONOURED OVER HAMAN”
Today’s Scripture: Esther 5:9 – 14(NKJV)
9. So Haman went out that day joyful and with a glad heart; but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king’s gate, and that he did not stand or tremble before him, he was filled with indignation against Mordecai.
10. Nevertheless Haman restrained himself and went home, and he sent and called for his friends and his wife Zeresh.
11. Then Haman told them of his great riches, the multitude of his children, everything in which the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the officials and servants of the king.
12. Moreover Haman said, “Besides, Queen Esther invited no one but me to come in with the king to the banquet that she prepared; and tomorrow I am again invited by her, along with the king.
13. “Yet all this avails me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king’s gate.”
14. Then his wife Zeresh and all his friends said to him, “Let a gallows be made, fifty cubits high, and in the morning suggest to the king that Mordecai be hanged on it; then go merrily with the king to the banquet.” And the thing pleased Haman; so he had the gallows made.
ANGLICAN COMMUNION DEVOTIONAL OUTLINE FOR 18TH MARCH 2021.
King Ahasuerus had asked his officials what had been done for the man who leaked the information of the plot to kill the king, and he was told that nothing had been done for such a man. The king ordered that such a man be clothed in royal apparel and that he rides gloriously on a horse.
Haman thought he was the one to be so honoured. However, the king ordered him to do exactly the same to Mordecai; thus Haman was humiliated but Mordecai was honoured.
Usually, those who are ambitious and desperate about God’s honour don’t get it. “…promotion cometh neither from the east nor from the west, nor from the south, it comes from the Lord-He putted down one, and setteth up another (Ps. 75:6-7). Let us learn to depend on God to honour us, and not to push ourselves, like Haman, for self-honour.
Dear Lord, in your way and time, please honour me.