Esther and Mordecai

Mordecai in the Bible

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Daily Bread Devotional Bible Study
The Book of Esther
Chapter 4

Esther and Mordecai

Mordecai in the Bible

Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is our Esther and Mordecai Bible study taking a look into the Esther and Mordecai in the Bible saga and how the absolutely awesome Esther and Mordecai in the Bible message affects your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk.

Esther and Mordecai Bible Lesson
Mordecai in the Bible Events

It's wonderful to have you back again at Daily Bread to continue our study of the Book of Esther. When we ended, the wicked Haman, disgruntled because Mordecai wouldn't bow to him or show him respect, talked king Ahasuerus into giving an order to kill all Jewish people in the kingdom.

When Mordecai heard about this, he was so sorrowful that he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth with ashes. Remember it was because he refused to bow that this decree was given. But, he knew the law, he was not to bow to any but God. He went into the middle of the city and cried loudly and bitterly. He even went in front of the king's gate, because nobody clothed in sackcloth could enter in there.

In each province where the king's commandment and decree went out to, there was desperate mourning among the Jewish people, and they fasted and wept and wailed. Many of them wore sackcloth and ashes.

Esther and Mordecai Bible Teaching
Mordecai in the Bible Story

Esther's maids and her chamberlains told her what was going on and the queen was deeply grieved and she sent clothing for Mordecai but he wouldn't accept it. Then she gave a message to one of her servants to take to Mordecai to find out what happened and why.

He took the message to Mordecai and Mordecai told him everything that had happened, including about the money that Haman promised to pay to the king's treasuries for the Jewish people, and to destroy them. Mordecai gave the servant a copy of the writing of the decree to show to Esther, and he told him to tell her to go in to the king and make a plea for her people.

The servant went back and told Esther everything Mordecai said and she sent him back again with another message. It said, All the kings servants and the people of the kingdom know that whoever comes into the inner court of the king without being called, whether it is a man or woman, there is a law that says they are to put them to death, except those that he hold out the golden sceptre, then they may live, but I haven't been called to come in to the king for thirty days now.

Esther and Mordecai Bible Teaching
Mordecai in the Bible Concern

Mordecai sent his reply, Don't think that you'll have a better chance to escape in the king's house, more than all the Jewish people. If you don't speak up now, help and deliverance will come from another place for the Jewish people, but you and your father's house will be destroyed. And who knows, maybe you were made queen of the kingdom for this very reason.

Esther told them to give Mordecai this answer, Go, gather all the Jewish people together that are in Shushan and fast for me. Don't eat or drink for three days, night or day. My maidens and I will do the same and then I'll go in to the king, which is against the law, and if I perish, I perish.

So Mordecai went his way and did what Esther had told him.

Esther and Mordecai Bible Summary
Mordecai in the Bible Conclusion

In our next segment, you'll find out more about Haman's hatred for Mordecai, so come on back soon for more Daily Bread Bible Study.

There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.

How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare