In response to Haman's threat against the Jewish people, Mordecai grieved publicly and made sure that Esther was informed of the danger. Esther did not rely on her status as queen for protection. Like Mordecai, Esther knew deliverance came from God alone, but her actions of obedience were also part of His providence. Alistair Begg encourages us to see our obedience in the same way.
1When Mordecai learned all that had been done, Mordecai tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and he cried out with a loud and bitter cry.
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