Esther 10:3 (KJV)

3 For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.

If anyone ever had reason to fudge on what he thought was right, it was Modecai. Modecai had a choice; either bow before a powerful Persian official, or lose his life.

Modecai stood strong, however, and refused to disobey God’s commandment against bowing in worship to anyone but Him (see Ex. 20:3).

Day after day, the lackeys of this vain official tried to “reason” with Modecai. But Modecai refused to bow. Perhaps he remembered God’s words: “Who are you that you should be afraid of a man who will be made like grass? (Is. 51:12, 13).

In the end, God not only spared Modecai’s life but He made him a powerful and honored public official (see Esth. 10:3).

God means it when He says. “Those who honor Me, I will honor” (1 Sam. 2:30).

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