Sunday, May 8, 2016


There are two ways of dealing with your enemies - the wrong way, the way that Haman took toward Mordecai; and the right way, the way that Joseph took toward his brethren who had sold him into slavery.

Let us consider the wrong way, or how not to get the best of our enemies.

Haman built a gallows 50 cubits high on which to hang his enemy, Mordecai. In the early morning light, passersby in the city of Shushan saw a body dangling from a gallows 50 cubits high & the vultures already circling around it.

But it was not the body of Mordecai, for whom Haman had built the gallows, but the body of Haman himself. He was a victim of hate & revenge - not another's, but his own.

Yet it is not without profit that you pause to look upon this sight; for since every soul can hate, every man has in him the making of a Haman.

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“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

1 John 2:9 (CEV): “If we claim to be in the light and hate someone, we are still in the dark.”

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