MEMORY VERSE :let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in heaven, Matthew 5:16
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : 1 Sam 5-6, Rom 5, Jer 43, Luke 12
We live in a very dark world. Iniquity is growing by the day. It is getting increasingly difficult to differentiate between a Christian and a non-Christians. Non- Christians have tattoos, Christians too have tattoos. Non-Christians drink alcohol , Christians too drink alcohol but they make sure they don’t get drunk. Non – Christians see nothing wrong in divorce, Christians too don’t mind divorce. Non – Christians prefer to sleep with the lady before they propose, Christians too don’t mind. Non – Christians come up with different type of funny stories just get extra pocket money from dad, Christians too do the same. Non – Christians buy stolen goods as it is cheaper, Christians too see nothing wrong in buying them. Non – Christians buy an item for one unit and present an invoice of ten unit, Christians too do it. Non – Christians tell lies, Christians only tell little white lies. Non-Christians keep pornographic videos or pictures on their phones, Christians only watch it. Non-Christians talk rudely to anyone when they are angry so also Christian.
There are a lot of similarities between the Haggai ( hand maid of Sarah) and Esther. For example both of them came from humble beginnings. Their parents were so poor, the bible did not even bother to mention about their families. Not only that, both were slaves in a foreign land. Both were young girls who did not know where they were heading in life. Both were very humble. For Sarah to have given Haggai to Abraham, she must have demonstrated humility. If Esther had been a proud girl, Mordecai would not have bothered enrolling her for the beauty contest that saw her become the queen.
In one way or the other, the story of these girls changed. Haggai became the wife of one of the richest man in the world at that time and Esther became the Queen of one the most of prosperous nation at that time. Later in life, Haggai was sent out of the house and Esther was celebrated.
In these series we will be investigating the reasons behind Haggai’s failure and Esther’s success. One of the factors that led to Haggai’s Failure was her attitude when she got to the top. The bible records that immediately Haggai saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes, Genesis 16:4. Haggai used to be very humble suddenly but the spirit pride entered into her . Haggai who was the hand maid of Sarah suddenly began to look down on her mistress. Esther on the other hand became humbler. The higher God lifted her the humbler she became. The fact that she was the queen did not affect how she related to Mordecai. According to Esther 2:20,Esther did the commandment of Mordecai, like as when was she brought up with him. Please don’t ever allow any promotion or blessing to affect your relationship with the people who used to counsel you or people you used to look up to. Since Haggai refused to humble herself she was demoted while the king threw a feast for humble Es