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Taking Out The Predator by Pastor W.F Kumuyi

DAILY MANNA DEVOTIONAL

THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2021

TAKING OUT THE PREDATOR

TEXT: Esther 9:13-19

KEY VERSE:
“And the king commanded it so to be done: and the decree was given at Shushan; and they hanged Haman’s ten sons.” – (Esther 9:14)

Sierra Leonean writer and filmmaker, Mallence Bart-Williams in her address at a conference in Berlin on Africa and the World, said, “Have you ever wondered how things work out in nature? In nature, any specie in the delicate ecosystem that is over-hunting and over-exploiting the natural resources that every other creature depends on for nourishment, natural selection will sooner or later take the predator out because it offsets the balance”. The conference was on the exploitation and destabilisation of the African continent by the West, and Africa’s rising prospects.

Haman was that kind of predator. His ten sons were hanged and the Jews had a relief. Haman was vicious and dangerous. He was not satisfied with crushing Mordecai alone, but also used his privileged position to plot the destruction of the entire Jewish race. Fortunately, God turned things around and the hunter suddenly became the hunted. Haman died an inglorious death on the special gallows he erected for Mordecai. The Jews declared those days as public holidays to celebrate and praise the Lord who turned their sorrow into joy.

Haman had clearly abused his powers and was not only a liability to the human race. He was also morally and spiritually bankrupt. It will be a disaster to have people with this kind of mindset in government or in position of leadership.

Humiliation and disgrace often follow when power is abused and used as a tool of destruction against innocent people. When God, like the daylight sun, eventually arises for His people, the darkness is forced to retreat.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
The wicked should expect their day in heaven’s court sooner or later.

THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Acts 15-17

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