December 27, Reading 1 – Esther 2

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SAA Notes

In considering God’s providence, note that both Esther and Mordecai act with the integrity that comes from faith. They are trustworthy people in difficult and invidious situations.

SJA Notes

“And this came to the knowledge of Mordecai, and he told it to Queen Esther, and Esther told the king in the name of Mordecai.”

Here is Mordecai working for the good of the city that God had placed him in exile.

Mordecai could have tried to weave plots and subplots, play games with the information he had – But no, he did what was right in the eyes of his God.

Two eunuchs wanted to do the king harm. Mordecai told the Queen, who told the King (and told him that Mordecai was the one who brought the information forward).

Mordecai didn’t succumb to selfish motives. He knew it was the right thing to do, regardless of what might have been. And so he did it.

Here Mordecai is a good example for us. As is Esther.

Let us be encouraged to do what is right in the Lord’s eyes regardless of what personal gain we might seem to miss out on.

* Mighty God,

It is Your Name we bear in the world as Your people.

Please help us to bear it well, to honor You and keep Your Name holy.

Amen.


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