Pocket Sized Thoughts – Esther – Part 10

Esther 10:1-3 “Mordecai … sought the welfare of his people” (v.3)

The final chapter sees Mordecai promoted by the king above everyone else. God always honours those who put Him first. Mordecai did not use this new position for self-glory; he used it to seek the welfare of His people and speaking peace to all. Many have come into important positions only to abuse their authority. What a wonderful thing it is when men, whom, when God raises their status, continue to have a servant heart, serving God and the interests of His people, rather than their own. Note how many times the apostle Paul describes himself as a bond-slave. God uses men like Mordecai and women like Esther to steer His church through the most dark and dangerous of times into places of light, joy and peace. The whole story of the book of Esther is one of deliverance from the oppressor and how the invisible hand of God is working toward that glorious end. This is cause indeed to worship, trust and praise Him who does all things well.

“Careless seems the great Avenger, history’s pages record; One death grapple in the darkness between old systems and the word; Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever upon the throne – Yet that scaffold sways the future and behind the dim unknown, God stands within the shadow, keeping watch above His own.”

PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you that in Your work, we are never alone, but You are always with us.”