Esther Chapter Ten, When God Lifts You Up... 

In our study of Esther chapter ten, we will look at the fact that God elevates His humble servants. In chapter 9, we saw how the faith of the Jews brought about their deliverance from their enemies. Now, we will see how God rewards His humble servants.

Esther 10:1 & 2

"King Xerxes imposed tribute throughout the empire, to its distant shores. And all his acts of power and might, together with a full account of the greatness of Mordecai to which the king had raised him, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Media and Persia?" NIV translation

King Xerxes had a great empire and Mordecai was elevated with him. He was included in their history books as well as being remembered by the Jews as they celebrated Purim. He is even remembered today with this story in the Bible but we must remember that the story began with him sitting outside the gate to the palace. (It began with humility.)

Esther 10:3

"Mordecai the Jew was second in rank to King Xerxes, preeminent among the Jews, and held in high esteem by his many fellow Jews, because he worked for the good of his people and spoke up for the welfare of all the Jews." NIV translation

This humble servant was elevated to the number two position in the kingdom because of his love for his fellow man. Jesus told us (in John 13:36) that this is also how we, as Christians, will be known to be His disciples. We, like Mordecai, can expect God to elevate our stature if we are humbly serving Him. It may be in the world today;  it may be in the future millennial reign or it may be both.

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