Saturday, July 16, 2011

Pregnant with evil

Whoever is pregnant with evil conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment. Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made. The trouble they cause recoils on them; their violence comes down on their own heads. (Psalm 7:14-16)

The psalmist says here that those who plot evil will land up in trouble themselves. Throughout the Word of God, we read of many arrogant people who have conceived trouble; those who have dug holes for others. But this has led to their own downfall sooner or later.

In the book of Esther, we read of a wicked man called Haman who plotted against the people of God and against Mordecai, a righteous man. He plotted evil to destroy them because Mordecai would not kneel down to him or pay him honor. Haman wanted to destroy him but he scorned the idea of killing only Mordecai, so he decided to destroy Mordecai’s people, all the Jews. He had a big gallows made for Mordecai to be hanged on and he decided on a date to destroy all the Jews together. But Mordecai and queen Esther (Mordecai's cousin) fasted and prayed to the Lord for three days and the king held out the golden scepter to Esther, telling her, "What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be given you.” Esther invited the king and Haman to a banquet twice. On the second occasion she made it clear to the king that it was Haman who wanted to destroy the Jews, including her. The wrath of the king rose against Haman and he was hanged on the same gallows that he had made for Mordecai.

It's very true when the Bible says that, "he who digs a hole and scoops it out, falls into the pit he has made. The trouble he causes recoils on himself, his violence comes down on his own head." Haman is just one example.

If there are people who are plotting against you; who are digging holes so that you may fall into them, remember, the Word says that the trouble they cause will recoil on themselves. You must trust in the Lord and pray to Him and praise Him and you will see the mighty arm of the Lord working in your favor. You do not have to fight against those who are fighting with you. The Lord will fight for you.
Be assured this day, that God will protect you and guide you and give you victory.

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