Esther 7: 8 Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face.
Esther wants her people saved and the death of Haman and all those that are trying to kill God’s people. Haman begs for his life. In his desperation he only angers the king more.
I read this story and consider how horrible blind passion can be. It will cause us to forget who we are and what we are about.
Haman has lost everything. Hatred led to jealousy and envy. These led him to plot murder. But the web he wove will choke him and not his enemy.
The lesson for me is to not get so caught up in who I am and what I want. If I will focus my life on the Lord Jesus I can be blessed. If I focus on myself I will only bring great harm to myself and all around me.