Esther 5:12

"'And that's not all,' Haman added. 'I'm the only person Queen Esther invited to accompany the king to the banquet she gave. And she has invited me along with the king tomorrow.'" NIV translation

Haman not only brags about what he has and his position but he brags about who he knows.

The same thing happens today as many will do anything to be associated with someone who is rich or famous as they think it makes them look better. Really, the only time that it matters who you know is whether you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Esther 5:13

"'But all this gives me no satisfaction as long as I see that Jew Mordecai sitting at the king's gate.'" NIV translation

Haman was not satisfied with all of the things that he boasted about because he was consumed by hate. Contentment is a gift from God while hatred is a curse of the devil. With God you can have peace and contentment but there will be no place for hatred in your life.

Esther 5:14

"His wife Zeresh and all his friends said to him, 'Have a gallows built, seventy-five feet high, and ask the king in the morning to have Mordecai hanged on it. Then go with the king to the dinner and be happy.' This suggestion delighted Haman, and he had the gallows built." NIV translation

His wife and friends told him to have a huge gallows built and to hang Mordecai from it. They wanted it to be seventy-five feet tall which is much higher than needed so that everyone would be able to see what happens when you mess with Haman. Because of his pride and hatred for the Jews (anti-semitism), he gladly had it built.

Esther Chapter Five Study Quiz