Read Esther 3 today.

This chapter includes the setup of the story. Haman was promoted, and he expected everyone to treat him with great honor. Mordecai refused to do so. Haman’s response to Mordecai’s refusal was an all consuming rage.
It is hard for me to imagine such a response. Have you ever been so angry about something that your response could be classified as rage? One of the problems with rage is the boundary between acceptable and unacceptable behavior is removed. Another is the people involved are no longer considered to be people, but rather obstacles to be eliminated. Do you have any situations in your life where your response borders on rage? What are you doing to align your response with Christ?
Esther 3:1-6 NLT
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. [2] All the king’s officials would bow down before Haman to show him respect whenever he passed by, for so the king had commanded. But Mordecai refused to bow down or show him respect.
[3] Then the palace officials at the king’s gate asked Mordecai, “Why are you disobeying the king’s command?” [4] They spoke to him day after day, but still he refused to comply with the order. So they spoke to Haman about this to see if he would tolerate Mordecai’s conduct, since Mordecai had told them he was a Jew.
[5] When Haman saw that Mordecai would not bow down or show him respect, he was filled with rage. [6] He had learned of Mordecai’s nationality, so he decided it was not enough to lay hands on Mordecai alone. Instead, he looked for a way to destroy all the Jews throughout the entire empire of Xerxes.