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Pride before fall

Hello, God has given me something in Esther 5:11 which says,

“Haman boasted to them about his vast wealth, his many sons, and all the ways the king had honored him and how he had elevated him above the other nobles and officials.”

Haman: Haman came out in high spirits, happy, but when he saw Mordecai, who did not rise, or show fear in his presence, he became angry. But, he restrained himself, and went home. He called together his friends and his wife, and boasted about his wealth, sons, how the king had honored him, and had elevated him above the others, and how he was the only other one invited with the King to Esther’s banquet, and again tomorrow.

Christians: Christians are tempted in being prideful. After all, God has chosen to save us, right? Yes, but He sent His son as a sacrifice, for our sins. Our sins were so bad, but God saved us. God has saved us, and all the credit is due to Him. Christians are saved from our sins, but unbelievers have not accepted the sacrifice. If you are an unbeliever, then why not join us, and become a Christian. Why not be saved? Jesus is mighty to save, and He can save you.

What to do: Here is one thing, in application to this passage, that we are to do as Christians: Remember Christ to stay humble. We get proud, and think of what special people we are that God chose us. But, we should think of Christ. He is the one who saved us because of our sins. Pride goes before destruction (Proverbs 16:18). Follow Christ and think of Him, not of yourself. Look to the Cross, and what Jesus did to save us from our sins. Christ has done so much for us, so look to Him, and lift Him up. God opposes the proud, (James 4:6).

God: God gives us grace and He loves us. He has given His own son for us. Give thanks to Him, and love Him more. Rejoice in Him, and praise Him with all of you. Christ gave His own life for us on the cross. Love Him with all your heart, and praise Him. Christ has given His life for you and me, so praise Him. Jesus gave His own life to be the sacrifice for a world full of sinning wretches. Give thanks to Christ, for all that He has done for us.

Application: How does Esther 5:11 apply to us? Haman was boasting about all of the things he had, or that had been done good to him. He was boasting, or sinning. We were boasting in our sins, sinning, but Jesus came and saved us. He saved us from our sins, and took our punishment on Himself. Jesus humbled Himself to being a human,  and He died on the cross taking all our sins on Himself. He saved us from our sins, and He did not become proud. He humbled Himself to die for us on the cross. Thank You, Jesus

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for loving me so much. Thank You for humbling yourself. Please help me to love You more, and draw close to you. Please help me to long to be with You, and grow in You. Please help me to be more and more like You. Please strengthen me , and help me to long to read Your word. Thank You for giving Your son for me. Thank You for making me Your daughter. Thank You for all the blessings You have given me. Please help me not to be proud. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Verse(s):

Pride before destruction, Proverbs 16:18,

“Pride goes before destruction, 
   a haughty spirit before a fall.”

Opposes the proud, James 4:6,

“But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:

   “God opposes the proud 
   but shows favor to the humble.”

Beginning verse, Esther 5:11,

“Haman boasted to them about his vast wealth, his many sons, and all the ways the king had honored him and how he had elevated him above the other nobles and officials.”

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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