Friday, 21 June 2013

The Haman Syndrome

I imagine living in Haman's time, but I somehow knew the end of the story (I guess that'd make me a prophet); I'd probably coin a saying such as the following (though likely with a different mode of poetic expression).

'Hey Haman the "Horrible" all filled with pride
How soon you'll be fallen with a great big slide
You're like Lucifer, your father, with his wicked heart
Like the fool, you and your riches very soon will part
Soon your life will be taken on the gallows you built
Tis not Mordecai who deserves it, but you in your guilt'

The Diagnosis

But aren't there many persons today who exhibit the very same symptoms? They are suffering from the Haman Syndrome. The diagnosis may be found in John 8: 44, "You are of your father, the devil." Pride is a symptom of the indwelling of Satan in the human heart.

The Prognosis

If the condition is left untreated, the prognosis is as follows: Proverbs 16: 18, "Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." Or as 1 Thess. 5:3 puts it, "For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them."

The Treatment

A sure cure exists in 2 Chronicles 7:14, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall HUMBLE themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." And the expected outcome of this treatment is captured in Philippians 2:5, "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:"

Treatment is available at every RBHW outlet and at every location where the Bible can be accessed.

 This reading is based on Esther 5.  To read and/or listen to Esther 5 and read other related blogs, please click here.