His Awesomeness: Haman

“One of my chief regrets during my years in the theater is that I couldn’t sit in the audience and watch me.”  John Barrymore

I think Haman would have agreed with Mr. Barrymore, yes, THAT Haman, the one from the book of Esther who is a nasty, murdering, megalomaniac.  I can’t think of a character in history with less redeeming characteristics than Mr. Haman (which is no real surprise for he is surely a type of the Anti-Christ to come).

Just think about the scene in Esther 5:10-11 where Haman, after being invited to the banquet with only Xerxes and Esther goes home and calls all of his “friends” and his wife together and begins to recount how awesome he is.  Can you imagine that?  I ring you up and invite you over to my house.  “What for?” you ask.  “So I can tell you how awesome I am.”  Would YOU come over?  I think not, unless I was a man of great influence who could either make or break you; then you might come over, but not because you liked me, simply because you must.

Haman seems blissfully unaware that his “friends” are most certainly giving him only feigned friendship.  This is the sign of a megalomaniac, a man filled with pride. 

Do you see a man wise in his own eyes?  There is more hope for a fool, than for him. Prov. 26:12.  How certifiably true.  While Haman plots to kill the Jews, God plots to kill Haman.  Who do you think is going to win?

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4 Responses to His Awesomeness: Haman

  1. juniorj says:

    Real friendship is important to me. I just wrote a little about that. Good stuff Uncle John.

  2. Murf says:

    Junior!!!!! Great to hear from you.

  3. juniorj says:

    Of course. I haven't heard from you much though. Where have you been?

  4. Murf says:

    I keep trying to post comments on your blog, but for some reason they get rejected.

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