Jul 5 — Esther 2-3

Esther 2:1-18 — Esther Chosen Queen
Esther 2:19-23 — Mordecai Discovers a Plot
Esther 3 — Haman Plots Against the Jews

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One Reply to “Jul 5 — Esther 2-3”

  1. The first verse that popped out to me this morning was Esther 2:5, “the son of Shemei.” Oddly enough this sent me back to 2 Samuel 16:5-14 where Shemei wildly curses David. David’s tolerance is impressive, but eventually Solomon obeys David last request in 1 Kings 2:9 to “bring his gray head down…” This seems relevant to me because here we are I’m Esther where Mordecai shows a similar trait in refusing to “kneel or pay (Haman) honor” (Esther 3:2). Mordecai’s behavior is based on his desire to serve God, true, but his method creates a great problem for all Jews. Esther will come to the rescue soon enough. I pray that I will learn how to balance honoring God while not creating problems. Or at least only creating problems God wants!

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