In the book of Esther, Mordecai knew first hand what it was to have Haman, the instigator, call him a troublemaker.
Haman was an extremely arrogant leader under King Xerxes. He was consumed with hatred for Mordecai and his people, the Jews. Esther 3:5-6 – When Haman saw that Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor, he was enraged. Yet having learned who Mordecai’s people were he scorned the idea of killing only Mordecai. Instead Haman looked for a way to destroy all Mordecai’s people, the Jews, throughout the whole kingdom of Xerxes.
We all know that there are consequences to any action we take. What we do can set into motion a series of events that may continue long after we are gone. Unfortunately, when we are making a decision most of us think only of the immediate consequences. These are often misleading because they are short-lived.
Jeremiah 17: 9-10 – The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve.