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.