Daily Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Saturday, December 11, 2021


Text: “The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.” – Psalm 10:2.

Comment: One of the lessons we learn from the story of Haman and Mordecai is the fact that God would ever “show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him”. (2 Chronicles 16:9) Wherever we find ourselves in the world, we should always insist on doing the right thing, learn how to make compromise on things that do not come in conflict with God’s ordinances, but unequivocal or resolute in maintaining our faith.

It happened that Haman, moved by his hatred for the Jews, “thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone”. And when they showed to Haman, the people of Mordecai, “wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai” (Esther 3:6). But for God’s intervention using the queen, Esther, Haman would have succeeded, considering his position in the kingdom. His elevated status notwithstanding, Haman died a shameful death. Job declared, “that the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment…” – Job 36:6; 20:5; 5:12.

Those who take delight in persecuting God’s people are making themselves enemies of God. God Almighty Who is ever consistent in His ways will always stand in defence of His people whenever the devil and his cohorts raise opposition against them. King Solomon wrote: “Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.” – Proverbs 11:21; 16:5.