(Friday February 24, 2017)
// Read Esther 9:1-5 //
9 On the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, the edict commanded by the king was to be carried out. On this day the enemies of the Jews had hoped to overpower them, but now the tables were turned and the Jews got the upper hand over those who hated them. 2 The Jews assembled in their cities in all the provinces of King Xerxes to attack those determined to destroy them. No one could stand against them, because the people of all the other nationalities were afraid of them. 3 And all the nobles of the provinces, the satraps, the governors and the king’s administrators helped the Jews, because fear of Mordecai had seized them. 4 Mordecai was prominent in the palace; his reputation spread throughout the provinces, and he became more and more powerful.
5 The Jews struck down all their enemies with the sword, killing and destroying them, and they did what they pleased to those who hated them.
Mordecai who was going to become a second in command in the land of Babylon was first put at the gate to the same palace by God. Mordecai that cannot keep the gate today will not be able to keep the Jewish race tomorrow. It was Mordecai’s sincerity at the gate that granted him promotion to become a chief of the King. Stop calculating your way to the top; in as much as you are not faithful in the least definitely you will not be given access to much in life. Watch your stance.
PRAYER: Father Lord, I receive grace to work in the integrity of your Word.