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Today's reading: Esther 3:1-6

After Esther is chosen as the new queen, King Ahasuerus elevates Haman, one of the members of the king's team of leaders, to be second in command over the kingdom. As part of Haman's promotion, the king issues the command that those in his service bow down and pay homage to (worship) Haman. As a Jew following the commands of God, Mordecai will not take part in this unlawful worship. When Haman becomes aware of Mordecai's actions (actually his inaction in refusing to worship him), he is furious. In this enraged state of mind, Haman's anger quickly turns to hatred and then to his vengefully seeking to destroy ALL the Jews residing in the kingdom.

Identify a time or situation when you were prideful. How did your pride influence your thinking and actions? What are some of the dangers of operating with a prideful attitude? What does Haman's example show us about the relationship between pride and anger? Tami

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Tami, to answer the first 3 questions, you must examine the situations from different views and not your feelings. This will eliminate the negative action that could take place. It is better to swallow our pride for the betterment between relationships for the glory of the Lord and to grow and please the Lord. It brings peace and joy knowing you had considerate how the Lord would want us to think or do.

Haman was more interested in being in control thinking more of himself than others and not trying to stop his downward way to disaster for himself,he loses.


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