A quick rise to power

Haman the Agagite, in the book of Esther, was indentified by King Ahasuerus for quick promotion. He was set above all the princes. That would have been fine, except that he was a bit immature and maybe not quite prepared to manage the favor and privilege that came his way.

Haman savored every moment imagining how other mortals would bow before him. However, Mordecai would not do it. Such an act would go against his faith and allegiance to the Living God. Soon, Haman was made aware of Mordecai’s decision.

Haman let himself be corrupted by the immense power that was now readily available to him. He purposed to not only get ride of Mordecai, but also to eradicate Jews all over the Empire. He quickly got the king’s legal backing for his evil plans.

Rising to power is not in itself wrong. But when you see yourself as a god and let yourself be deified, it clearly does not end well.

Pride comes before a fall. When we do not walk in humility and in the fear of God, we can easily get corrupted and start to bow to our fallen nature.

So God, please, keep us humble, broken and contrite as we walk with you.

~ Ibrahim

About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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1 Response to A quick rise to power

  1. So, so true. Keep us humble, God.

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