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Esther 5:1-6:14

Esther moves into action today in Esther 5:1-6:14. And I have to say I like her plan and how she was patient in working out every detail. But it was really Haman who caught my attention today. His arrogance and pride permeated the entire passage. I even rolled my eyes and thought to myself Really, Haman? Well, as we'll see, this sinful attitude ultimately leads to his death.

So what did Esther 5:1-6:14 show you about pride, arrogance and conceit? What are some things we can do to squelch those ugly desires when they surface? Tami W.

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Israel...Gods chosen. Curse them....and be cursed.
So many Christians today buy-into the replacement theology that says Gods Covenants with Israel are transferred to the church.
Nothing less than leading people to Hamans gallows.

Grace and Peace until Judgment Day

First we have to remind ourselves that anything of this world is fading away, sometimes we get so caught up in materialism, money, and more money. When we read Gods word it is clear that we are given spiritual gifts not monetary gifts in this life, all we have to do is look at ourselves and realize that even we are fading away slowly, but surely. Reading Romans:12 tells us this.

Proverbs 16:18 came to my mind as I read about Haman in this passage: "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall."

As Lisa has said, that which exists in this world will ultimately go up in smoke. As wonderful as the material blessings are that God may or may not grant us in this life, those things of lasting value are the investments that we make in eternity--loving God with all we are, and our neighbors as ourselves. Those are the investments that won't go up in smoke.

The pride, arrogace and conceit in Esther 5:1-6:14 reminds me of the scripture 1Jn 2:16 For all that is in the world,the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. Haman was always in the flesh, the world and the devil was also controlling him.Proverbs 8:13,Phil.2:3. Hamans exposure of sin was found out Numbers 32:23, Job 20:27,Prov.26:26,Eccl.12:14,Luke12:2 and 1Corin.4:5. When they surface in us we go to God and repent and pray and go to Jesus to thank Him for His forgiveness at the cross, past tense, He has already forgiven our sins, past,present and our future. Thank You Jesus!!! Praise and Glory to You Jesus now and forever!!!

Everything is meaningless unless we give ourselves to Him who is the giver of life. Until we give God first place we live our lives in vain. So why are we pridefull, arrogant, and conceited? I think about this when I'm feeling like I've done something great-on my own. We are nothing without God.

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