20061217

don't assume things you don't know

Esther 6

v6

So Haman came in. And the king said unto him,
What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour?
Now Haman thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honour more than to myself?
The king wanted to honor Mordecai, but Haman wanted to kill Mordecai.

When the king asked Haman about how to honor somebody, Haman didn't know it was Mordecai.

Haman was presumptuous, and gave an answer before he heard the whole matter out. Haman just thought the king wanted to honor him.

Have you ever said something before you knew the whole story behind what you were talking about? For example, have you ever thought, "They must be planning a surprise present for my birthday." Isn't it embarrassing and disappointing when you find out you were wrong?
He that answereth a matter before he heareth [it], it [is] folly and shame unto him.
Proverbs 18:13
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