Alistair Begg enriches our study of the book of Esther by focusing on her uncle Mordecai. In an unbelieving culture, he held an integrity that was used by God to deliver the Jewish people. Mordecai's role as a peacemaker points forward to the complete peace and deliverance provided to us in the Lord Jesus.
1King Ahasuerus imposed tax on the land and on the coastlands of the sea. 2And all the acts of his power and might, and the full account of the high honor of Mordecai, to which the king advanced him, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia? 3For Mordecai the Jew was second in rank to King Ahasuerus, and he was great among the Jews and popular with the multitude of his brothers, for he sought the welfare of his people and spoke peace to all his people.
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