Haman’s Disease

Still, none of this satisfies me since I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the King’s Gate all the time. – Haman (Esther 5:13)

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Many character flaws could have contributed to the demise of Haman, the man who longed to be a ruler of Persia. Arrogance and a lust for power, just to name a couple. Yet, in the end, there was one fault that particularly tipped the scales.

Haman died because he could not live without the acclamation of others.

We see his “need” for praise in his relationship to both king and queen (as he basked in their presumed gaze and moved in and out of their royal aura), but we also see it in his reaction to the lack of respect paid by Mordecai. Haman lived to be noticed and it killed him.

It will kill your ministry, too, if you let it. So, don’t. The sure remedy for “Haman’s Disease” is finding your purpose and worth in Christ … and losing your self in the process.

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. – Henry David Thoreau

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