THE BOOK OF ESTHER
MORDECAI BIBLE STORY
MORDECAI BIBLE STUDY ON MORDECAI BIBLE STORY WITH MORDECAI BIBLE MESSAGE
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.
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 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.
MORDECAI BIBLE STORY LESSON WITH MORDECAI BIBLE STORY EXPLANATION
AND MORDECAI BIBLE STORY SUMMARY
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
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
MORDECAI BIBLE STORY INFORMATION WITH MORDECAI BIBLE STORY MEANING
AND MORDECAI BIBLE STORY DISCUSSION
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.
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.