A Day in Esther: Chapter 10

ESTHER CHAPTER 10

Key Verses:

3 For 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.

Central Truth:

God has the power and ability to put people in positions of authority. People don’t become leaders without God’s say-so. That is why it is important to pray for our leaders, regardless of political loyalty.  1 Timothy 2:1-15

In Chapter 10, we see Mordecai granted great power in the kingdom. He was a great leader, bringing welfare and peace to his people. It is always a blessing when you are lead by a strong, godly leader. But we are all human and Mordecai wasn’t Jesus. I am sure he made mistakes and struggled with sin just like the rest of us. In our country today, we are constantly reminded of how fallible men and women are, whether in politics, the church, Hollywood,  or any other realm. That is why it is so important to pray for them. Pray for our leaders. Pray for our politicians as they are faced with the daunting task of making decisions for an entire country. Pray for our pastors as they struggle to lead a doubting world in God’s truth. Pray for our celebrities as they have the power to shape our culture. Pray for our teachers as they are given the task of training the next generation. For nothing on this planet occurs without God’s consent. But freewill was given to us, and sometimes we don’t choose to use our freewill in the wisest way. We all need prayer and not condemnation. I hope you pray for our leaders today.

Today’s Prayer:

Lord, you are all-knowing and all-powerful. You knew our actions before we were born and yet allow us to make our own decisions. Thank you for being a God of people and not robots. Please be with our country’s leaders today as they are faced with a complicated and emotional decision, Lord. Please help them focus on you and YOUR will. AMEN.

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