Monday, October 24, 2016

Bible Study Notes in Esther- Chapter 10

Esther 10

-The last chapter is a nice, albeit, brief wrap-up with the emphasis on the dominion of King Ahasuerus and Mordecai’s enduring legacy as the second most powerful man in the Medio-Persian Kingdom. Ahasuerus laid tribute on the land and coastlands of the sea to raise tax dollars rather than the gain he would have received from Haman’s wicked and sinister plan. His accomplishments of his authority and strength along with that of Mordecai the Jew were recorded in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Media and Persia. Mordecai remained great among his people and a very powerful and influential person in the kingdom all his life. His kinsmen adored him as “one who sought the good of his people and one who spoke for the welfare of his whole nation (Esther 10:1-3).”

*Application* What an epitaph that would be in honor of a truly inspired life. We note that the process was harrowing and arduous, but the end result saw him doing truly remarkable things for his earthly kingdom and the Heavenly Kingdom. His courage is what set him apart from the rest. His character was impeccable. We can surely be people like this too with all the fortitude and resolve that Christ’s life inspires in us. Be willing to take a stand and faithfully allow God to orchestra the process for a truly fulfilled life!

Verse to Memorize: Esther 10:3

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