The very night that Haman plotted the downfall of Mordecai, God also had planned the honour and deliverance of Mordecai and the Jews. On that night, the king mysteriously could not sleep. He therefore requested for the records of his reign to be read to him. God put it into his heart to call for it, rather than for music or songs which would have been more likely to compose him to rest.

It came to light that Mordecai had discovered a plot against the life of the king which prevented the execution of it. The king enquired what honour had been done to Mordecai for this, and the attendant replied that nothing had been done for him.

At that same time Haman had come around and the king asked him what should be done for the man the king delights to honour. Haman thinking that it was definitely going to be him, replied that the person should be dressed in royal garment, wear royal crown and ride on a royal horse through the city streets led by a noble prince.

At once, the king instructed Haman to go and do just as he had suggested for Mordecai. When he told his wife and friends who advised him to hang Mordecai on the pole, they said, “Since Mordecai, before whom your downfall has started, is of Jewish origin, you cannot stand against him — you will surely come to ruin!” (6:13, NIV). Beloved, as a child of God, you are blessed beyond a curse.