Daily Bread Devotional Bible Study
The Book of Esther
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
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.
New Testament Daily Bread
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