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Esther 10

Chapter Summary


We rightfully remember this little book as being the story of Esther, but it is equally the story of the faithful Mordecai. Even Esther’s intervention might not have happened had he not urged her to do something, telling her she would not herself be saved if all Jews were killed. This little postscript on the book shows us that Mordecai ended up second to the king, perhaps as vizier or prime minister, like Joseph. He ended up being put in a position to help all his Jewish compatriots. It’s even possible that the later decree to let them go home might have been partially influenced by Mordecai’s fame and wisdom.

Day 84

Faithful God, remind me that my smallest everyday choices can sometimes have bigger consequences than I may ever realize.

Today's Study Verses

Esther 10:3

Esther 10


10 And the king Ahasuerus laid a tribute upon the land, and upon the isles of the sea.

And all the acts of his power and of his might, and the declaration of the greatness of Mordecai, whereunto the king advanced him, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia?

For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.