Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cold Blooded!

As soon as the word left the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face. Then Harbona, one of the eunuchs attending the king, said, "A gallows seventy-five feet high stands by Haman's house. He had it made for Mordecai, who spoke up to help the king."
      The king said, "Hang him on it!" So they hanged Haman on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king's fury subsided. – Esther 7: 8-10

Today’s Reading: Esther 6-8; Acts 6

Talk about what did the five fingers say to the face… good gracious.

Haman concocted this elaborate plan to have Mordecai killed. He even built a 75 foot tall gallows to hang him from. How arrogant was that? He was so sure that his deceitful plan would succeed that he built the instrument of his own destruction.

Have you ever known someone who became so mad at another person that they devoted entirely too much energy to bringing that person down?

We always gotta remember an important spiritual truth. Haters never prosper.

Retribution, justice, revenge… these are all things that are not your job. Plus, given the extremely subjective nature of our existence, we are not equipped to mete them out righteously.

So sit back and chill. Folks who do dirt are preparing their own disastrous beds that they will surely lie in.

If they deserve to fall, they will fall.

But if you stick your leg out to make them stumble, surely, it will be crushed under the weight of your deceit before it causes them to fall.

Wanna test that? Go for it? As for me… I’ll mind my own business and keep chasing these dreams. 


  1. God and karma. :-)

    Haman knows of what I speak. You won't know how, when, or what, all that is known is it will be from a power far greater than any man could ever be. Even a "Superman".

  2. God or Karma. People usually get what they deserve. Sometimes they don't. Either way, mind your own business. As a religious thinking person, you must believe that we can't see what God's plans are. So although it may seem like someone is making out like a bandit, there is no way to tell the long-term realities of that that person is or elsewhere.

    As an aside, many times what we dislike in others is really a better description of our own faults that theirs, as the looking glass theory of psychology suggests (if I remember my 2nd year undergrad class). So in short, don't hate, as the author suggests above.

    I personally dislike the example from the book of Esther because Mordechai was a righteous man. What if it was Mordechai building the gallows for Haman? Here we would have a true test. If Mordechai would be deceitful to rush the hanging of a bad man, then he would no longer be righteous. Then he could have himself hanged on the gallows.

    I think this is what the blog-post is really about. In short, how the good-intentioned of us can get caught up in doing evil through our narrow-vision caused by hating-on, jealousy, or insecurity in our selves.


Creative Commons License
A Convo With God by Clarence Mitchell III is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at