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Topic: GREED (avarice, particularly for wealth and things) (01/22/15)
TITLE: For such a time as this
By Gloria Pierre Dean
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He was a hated Agagite.
He wanted so badly to be rich.
Through bribery, witchcraft and lies he got a job in the palace. He worked his way to the top through deceit and trickery. In a way he ran his own private mafia.
After many years he saw his big opportunity to become rich and powerful so he decided to take it. Firstly he needed to depose of or dispose of a good man, even if it meant killing all the Jews in the land.
He decided to lay a trap for them.
He was close enough to the king to drop words into his ear. The king trusted him so he encouraged the changes of laws that would entrap them.
His first big mistake was in doing poor research. The greed for power and wealth was an obsession that he and his wife shared. Together they laid plans.
If he had done his homework he would have realized two important facts; one was that his arch enemy had done some good for the king in the distant past. He would have also found out that the shy new queen that the king adored and who he thought he could control was of the Jewish race that he so ardently hated.
When the queen invited him to her dinner party for the king he thought that surely now he would be appointed to his best paying job yet, and that would mean more money and power over the national destiny.
As we know, his plans failed!
Time and history revealed that he and his wife lost their lives and never achieved their wicked desires. Too late they learned that God protected His people and that God had placed certain people in positions of leadership that they were in 'for such a times as this'.
Both of them received the same death sentence that they had planned for the innocent Jewish people.
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