“So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king’s wrath subsided.” Esther 6:10a
In Proverbs 11:8 we read, “The righteous is delivered from trouble, and it comes to the wicked instead.” The day before they hanged Haman, Haman was forced to lead Mordecai through the streets dressed like royalty. The very next day Haman was led through the streets with his face covered in humility on his way to being hung on the very gallows he prepared for Mordecai.
Often we cry out to the Lord, “Why do the wicked prosper and the righteous suffer?” The answer to that question is that ultimately they don’t. Although there are times that statement seems true, we find time and time again in the Word of God that ultimately that is not the case. The greatest example of this was when Satan thought he won by getting the crowd to crucify Jesus, but the cross turned out to be the instrument of his defeat.
I love what David Guzik wrote about this: "The death of a substitute satisfied the wrath of the king. In the case of Mordecai and Haman, it was the guilty dying in the place of the innocent; in the case of us and Jesus, it is a matter of the innocent dying in the place of the guilty.”
Join us on Wednesday night at 6:30pm at the Portillo’s home as we open Esther 7 and learn about how the in the end “The Righteous Will Prosper”. God bless you all and hope to see you there!