Christian Devotional – October 25, 2020

Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #8

Esther had been cared for by Mordecai, but she wasn’t the only one that Mordecai took care of. Read Esther 2:18-23.

Then the king gave a great banquet, Esther’s banquet, for all his princes and his servants; he also made a holiday for the provinces and gave gifts according to the king’s bounty. When the virgins were gathered together the second time, then Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate. Esther had not yet made known her kindred or her people, even as Mordecai had commanded her; for Esther did what Mordecai told her as she had done when under his care. In those days, while Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate, Bigthan and Teresh, two of the king’s officials from those who guarded the door, became angry and sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus. But the plot became known to Mordecai and he told Queen Esther, and Esther informed the king in Mordecai’s name. Now when the plot was investigated and found to be so, they were both hanged on a gallows; and it was written in the Book of the Chronicles in the king’s presence.
Esther 2:18‭-‬23 NASB

Esther has been crowned Queen and yet Mordecai doesn’t change his plans to take care of her. He still waits for her by the gate every day and in doing so, actually learned of a plot against the king. So, he doesn’t just take care of Esther, he takes care of the king also.

Mordecai is focused on being like Jesus to everyone that he is around. He wants to see them all saved and protected. Are we sharing with people the relationship that Jesus wants to have with them? Do we care about all people and taking care of them like Mordecai did?

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