Notes: June 18, 2009

The rest of the story

In three short verses (Esther 10:1-3) the record of Esther and Mordecai is brought to a close.

Esther 10

  • King Ahazuerus taxed his lands, near and far (v. 1). What king doesn’t?
  • Mordecai was promoted to #2 man in the kingdom (v. 2-3). Remember that Esther could have had half the kingdom for herself.
  • The chronicles of the kingdom record Mordecai’s deeds and greatness for us. You will recall that it was those same chronicles which saved his life from Haman’s cruel plot.
  • The Jews accepted Mordecai’s leadership; and he spoke to defend their interests at court (v. 3).
  • Moreover Mordecai sought peace for the Jews (v. 3).