Upon all the honour that the king showed Haman, he was still not satisfied because Mordecai was alive. “But all this gives me no satisfaction as long as I see that Jew Mordecai sitting at the king’s gate” (5:13, NIV). His wife and friends advised him to get gallows (pole for hanging criminals) ready and have it set up before his door, that, as soon as he gets the warrant signed, there might be no delay in the execution. This advice was pleasing to Haman, who quickly ensured that a fifty cubit high pole was made ready for the greater disgrace of Mordecai.

The following day Haman gladly goes to the banquet in anticipation of seeing his dream come true, little did he know that he was going to fall into his own trap. To his amazement, the tables turned and the king became so furious with him that when he heard that he had prepared gallows to hang Mordecai on, he instructed “…Impale him on it!” (7:9). “So they hanged Haman on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king’s fury subsided” (7:10).

Child of God, every decision one takes has its own repercussions. Therefore, be careful of what you think of others – even those you perceive as your “enemies.” Paul admonishes us in Roman 12:29 “Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.  Do not think evil for others no matter how they have wronged you.