Esther 7:1-6 – 7 So the king and Haman went to dine with Queen Esther. 2 And on the second day, at the banquet of wine, the king again said to Esther, “What is your petition, Queen Esther? It shall be granted you. And what is your request, up to half the kingdom? It shall be done!” 3 Then Queen Esther answered and said, “If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it pleases the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request. 4 For we have been sold, my people and I, to be destroyed, to be killed, and to be annihilated. Had we been sold as male and female slaves, I would have held my tongue, although the enemy could never compensate for the king’s loss.” 5 So King Ahasuerus answered and said to Queen Esther, “Who is he, and where is he, who would dare presume in his heart to do such a thing?” 6 And Esther said, “The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman!” So Haman was terrified before the king and queen.
This must have been an “uh oh” moment for Haman. After planning in great detail and manipulating the king to get his way, all of his wicked deeds are being uncovered to the king. To make matters worse, Haman cannot deny it because all of Queen Esther’s accusations are true! Having heard the truth, “Haman was terrified before the king and queen“. Yes, sometimes the truth hurts.
I have learned the hard way in my life that it is better to tell the truth the first time. Yes, it might hurt for a while, but the sting will go away. We get ourselves in trouble when the don’t tell the truth and then try to cover it up. The longer it takes to tell the truth, the more it hurts for us and those around us. No, people might not like what we have to say, but they should never be able to be mad at us because we did not tell the truth.
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!