In the previous chapter after Esther’s intercession, Haman was hanged due to his plot to kill Mordecai. While we ought not anticipate natural awards for being unwaveringly faithful to God, they frequently come. Esther and Mordecai were dependable, even to the point of taking a chance with their lives to spare others. At the point when they were eager to give of everything, God gave them a reward in relation to their hard and steadfast commitment (Esther 7:6).
In verses 1-7:
After what transpired in chapter 7, the king gives Esther and Mordecai Haman’s house (land, cattle, servants, etc.). Esther had told the king about Mordecai and her family relation and in doing so, the king makes Mordecai the new prime minister. Now, she again goes before the king and pleads for her people (Esther 3:10; Esther 4:11; Esther1:22; Esther 3:13; Esther 7:10).
Esther had cried to the king for help, yet nothing could be possible to change the declaration. It could not be changed in any shape or structure. Indeed, even the king could not change a command that he had given in writing. Esther makes it clear to the king that the judgment against Haman is of little consequence except if something is done to save her kin. Albeit the king had given them Haman's property, that actually did not deliver the Jews. Things were still as bad for the Jews just like they were before Haman's demise.
In verses 8-14:
Now Mordecai kicks into gear. Once a law had been written it could not be revoked, so it was with the law Haman had written. Not even the king could reverse it because it had become part of the law of the Medes and Persians. A new law needed to be in place to counter the previous one done by Haman. So, the king gave consent for Mordecai to instruct the scribes in what and how to write the new law, and the new law was sent throughout the land.
The kingdom utilized all methods for correspondence that were accessible for that day. The law was sent riding a horse or camel across the desert, by boat all over the rivers, as far as the range of the realm to each huge and small community. The decree stated that the Jews could defend themselves and take the spoils for themselves. However, the Jews did not take the spoils because they were not greedy (Esther 1:19; Daniel 6:8; Esther 1:1-2; Esther 9:2; Esther 3:13-14).
In verses 15-17:
Everybody wants to be a champion, a superstar, or some type of a hero and obtain honor, wealth, and praise. However, few will follow through on the cost (are willing to pay the price), are willing to give up everything, or to lay down their lives. Mordecai had served the public authority steadfastly for a long time, bore Haman's disdain and mistreatment, and put his life in extreme danger for his kinsmen. After what had happened, the king dressed Mordechai in fine clothes and gave a great feast.
God has sent a message out to the whole world, not just to the moral depraved or the criminality of the world, but to every man, woman, boy, and girl, of all ages, and of all walks of life. Humanity in itself is sinful and needs the Savior. Many individuals prefer not to hear that, and many houses of worship have become so liberal, and liberalism is a shortcoming. There are men in the podium that do not dare to lecture on sin and transgression and to let the people know that they are sinners and need the Lord Jesus Christ to save them. It is a disliked message which causes individuals to feel awful, and people would prefer to hear complimenting and flattering words.
The phrase “Having itching ears” implies hearing just what they want to hear.
Now there has been another pronouncement conveyed from the heavenly throne of God.
We Christians are called upon to be the ambassadors for the Lord and to go across the world today. An ambassador is a most noteworthy positioning agent selected by a country to be a representative of it in another country. The ambassador symbolizes an agreeable nation and a benevolent ruler. The message that we are to convey is this, “…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…” (Acts 16:31).
The cost to be paid by God's heroes is a drawn-out responsibility. It takes an unwavering fulltime commitment. We should not expect great rewards for being faithful. When we are willing to give up everything, God will reward us accordingly. Is it true or not that we are really prepared and willing to afford the cost? (Esther 1:6; Luke 16:19; Zechariah 8:20-23)
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