Unearned Rewards

Some time later King Xerxes promoted Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite over all the other nobles, making him the most powerful official in the empire.

(Esther 3:1 NLT)

Even though the previous chapter ends with Mordecai saving the king’s life and his deed being noted in the king’s records, the next chapter begins with the king rewarding Haman, the antagonist in the story, although the cause for the promotion isn’t clear. I’m sure that we can all relate to Mordecai. It seems like when we do the right thing, we’re not acknowledged for it, while someone else gets the credit for no apparent reason. However, there comes a time when we’re eventually recognized and rewarded for what we’ve done. This was the case with Mordecai. In the end, the king reviewed his records and honoured Mordecai for saving his life. God always keeps track of His records and rewards those who do right.

In due time, our righteousness is recognized and rewarded.

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Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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