Esther Chapter 3 KJV
Esther Chapter 3 (Old Testament, King James Bible)
Esther Chapter 3 (Old Testament)
ESTHER 3: Guide your heart against pride.
Memory verse: Esther 3:5 And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.
Haman was a proud and ambitious man who was outraged when Mordecai, a Jewish man who serves in the king's court, refuses to bow down to him. Fueled by his anger and hatred for Mordecai and the Jewish people, Haman hatches a sinister plot to have all of the Jews in the kingdom killed.
Who could have planned to eliminate and get rid of an entire tribe because of one man’s refusal to bow to him, if not a wicked man? His willingness to condemn an entire people group based on the actions of one individual is a chilling example of how easily we can be blinded by our own biases and prejudices
The incident of Haman serves as a lesson to all today. We are reminded of the need to guard our hearts against the insidious influence of pride and prejudice. We must be willing to examine our own biases and prejudices and extend grace and love to those who may be different from us. (Proverbs 16:18, Mathew 5:3-11, Psalm 138:6)