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Achan. Background. Joshua 7:1-13 . . . At the fall of Jerico, there were some things set apart for the Lord. Achan had stolen some of these things, so the Lord was very angry with the Israelites. Achan’s sin began in the eye (Gen.3:6; Pro.14:12; Mat.4:9; 6:23; Mk.7:22; Jam.1:14; 2 Pet.2:18). He saw choice things, just as Eve saw the forbidden fruit. His heart then lusted after what his eyes saw . . . just like us. If we want to stay away from sinful actions, we must stop our lustful greed, (covetousness Luke 12:15; Col.3:5; Heb.13:5) especially of worldly wealth. If Achan would have looked upon those things with an eye of faith, he would have seen they were cursed! BUT . . . when he committed the sin, he tried to hide it. Sound familiar? As soon as he took his plunder, it became a great burden, and he was afraid to use his ill-gotten gain. Achan did not perish alone in his sin. His sons and daughters were put to death with him. It is most likely that they knew of the cursed things and helped to hide them.
Joshua 7:14-15 In the morning therefore ye shall be brought according to your tribes: and it shall be, that the tribe which the Lord taketh shall come according to the families thereof; and the family which the Lord shall take shall come by households; and the household which the Lord shall take shall come man by man.  And it shall be, that he that is taken with the accursed thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he hath: because he hath transgressed the covenant of the Lord, and because he hath wrought folly in Israel. [KJV] . . . God told Joshua what to do to find the guilty man. Joshua 7:16-24 gives the details.
Fulfillment. Joshua 7:25-26 And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? the Lord shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones.  And they raised over him a great heap of stones unto this day. [KJV] . . . So the Lord turned from the fierceness of his anger. Wherefore the name of that place was called, The valley of Achor, unto this day. There are a just few places in the Bible that speak of cremation, this is one of them. To my knowledge, all the places mentioned are of evil people, never the righteous (1 Sam. 31:12; 2 Kings 23:20; Amos 2:1; 6:10). Many times the sin of one caused trouble for many.
Haman. Background. Mordecai refused to reverence Haman. The Jews' religion forbade him to honor any mortal man, which was idolatry, especially someone as wicked as Haman. By nature, we all are idolaters; SELF is our favorite idol, we are pleased when every thing is at our disposal. Religion by no means destroys good manners, but teaches us to render honor to whom honor is due. A wicked person such as Haman should be hated and condemned (Ps.15:4). True believers cannot obey laws or conform to the world if it breaks the law of God. We must obey God rather than man, and leave the consequences to him. Haman was full of wrath. His plan was inspired by Satan, who has been a murderer from the beginning; who is a forceful enemy to Christ and His church.
Esther 3:1-6 After these things did king Ahasuerus promote Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes that were with him.  And all the king's servants, that were in the king's gate, bowed, and reverenced Haman: for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence.  Then the king's servants, which were in the king's gate, said unto Mordecai, Why transgressest thou the king's commandment?  Now it came to pass, when they spake daily unto him, and he hearkened not unto them, that they told Haman, to see whether Mordecai's matters would stand: for he had told them that he was a Jew.  And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.  And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai. [KJV] . . . King Ahasuerus exalts Haman the Agagite, and commands all his officers to reverence him. Mordecai the Jew refuses (vs 1-3). Haman, informed of Mordecai's refusal, plans to destroy him and all the Jews throughout the kingdom (vs 4-6).
Lots are cast to find out the proper time for the destruction of the Jews. The king Haman full authority to destroy them. The thirteenth day of the month Adar was appointed for the massacre (vs 7-15).
Esther goes before the king, and finds favor in his sight (5:1-2). He asks what her request is, and promises to grant it (5:3). She invites the king and Haman to a banquet, which they accept. He then asks what her request is. Haman, is thrilled that he was received by the queen, but is furious at the way with which he is treated by Mordecai. He goes home, and complains to his friends and his wife Zeresh (5:10-13). They tell him to make a gallows 75 feet high, and to request the king that Mordecai may be hanged on it, which they take for granted the king will not refuse; and the gallows is made (vs 14).
One night the king, couldn't sleep, orders the chronicles of the kingdom to be read to him; and finds the record about the discovery of the treason of the two eunuchs, made by Mordecai (6:1-2). He asks if Mordecai had been rewarded, and was no (vs 3). At this time Haman arrives, to request the king's permission to hang Mordecai. The king asked what should be done to the man whom the king delighted to honor, thinking that the king must mean himself, presented the ceremonial (vs 4-9). The king orders Haman to give Mordecai those honors; which he performs, to his extreme shame (vs 10-11). He tells his wife Zeresh what happened, and she predicts his downfall (vs 12-13). He is hurried by the eunuchs to Esther's banquet (v 14).
The king at the banquet urges Esther to state her request, with assurance that it shall be granted (vs 1-2). She petitions for her own life, and the life of her people, who were sold to be destroyed (vs 3-4). The king asks who the author of this project was, and Haman is accused by the queen (vs 5-6). The king is enraged. Haman begs for his life; but the king orders him to be hanged on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai (vs 7-10).
Justice fulfilled on Haman. Esther 7:7-10 And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath went into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king.  Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.  And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who had spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon.  So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified. [KJV]
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