S O A P / 05.10.2021

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Esther 5:12 “And that’s not all,” Haman added. “I’m the only person Queen Esther invited to accompany the king to the banquet she gave. And she has invited me along with the king tomorrow.” O-bservation: This is the story of the wicked man named Haman, the chief assistant to King Xerxes of Persia. He hated Esther’s uncle Mordecai and wanted him dead. However, Esther had prayed, and all of the Jewish people had fasted and prayed, and she had devised a way for Haman to be trapped in his plan to destroy her and her people. You can usually tell when something is wrong with an individual you are concerned about “When A Person Can’t Stop Talking About Themself.” A-pplication: Haman was a very powerful person within Xerxes’ kingdom. Yet, that’s often the problem. Once a person has experienced unusual power, it’s hard to do anything but long for more power. Haman was obsessed with himself. He had been invited to the first banquet with Xerxes and the king’s wife, Queen Esther. And now, upon leaving, she invited him back the next day with the king for another banquet. He came home talking about himself to his...