Ester 10:1-3 (NLT)
1 King Xerxes imposed tribute throughout his empire, even to the distant coastlands. 2 His great achievements and the full account of the greatness of Mordecai, whom the king had promoted, are recorded in The Book of the History of the Kings of Media and Persia. 3 Mordecai the Jew became the prime minister, with authority next to that of King Xerxes himself. He was very great among the Jews, who held him in high esteem, because he worked for the good of his people and was a friend at the royal court for all of them.
Mordecai had a cousin Esther who was a very, beautiful woman. She married King Xerxes and Mordecai became an appointee in the king’s court. Mordecai overheard a plot to kill the king and because of saving the king he was granted special privileges. Mordecai a Jew and Xerxes a King of Persia, the two worked together for the good of the people.
Kings Xerxes had reached a point in his leadership where he could have chosen to allow evil to continue or allow good to have a chance. Certain members of his royal court sought to destroy the Jews and had requested the king to issue and order to the effect. But King Xerxes did not realize Queen Esther was included in the order and therefore ordered those who created the plan to die. Then he allowed the Jews to defend themselves against those who sought to kill them, because his order could not be rescinded. But many others became loyal Jews and followed Mordecai as their leader deciding to follow good rather than evil. Their hearts turned to do what was right instead of wrong. Only a handful of enemies remained and the Jews and those who became loyal to them destroyed their enemies. In the end those who were to destroy became the destroyed. God had given his people a plan to raise them up and deliver them when before everything had looked hopeless. The beauty and grace of Queen Ester saved these people from destruction. God has a plan for your life. He wants you to live a full and abundant life with Him now and eternally. Jesus Christ offers Eternal Salvation to all who seek Him. Praise Christ for the blessings of his Salvation. Praise Him for His greatness, His mercy and love.