Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Book of Esther - Part 10 of 10

St. Augustine, FL

We have reached the end of the Esther study and praise God for how he is active in the little things and the big things of life.  This last Chapter is the shortest in the whole book and makes a classic summary statement in the last verse, “Mordecai the Jew was second in rank to King Xerxes, preeminent among Jews, and held in high esteem by his many fellow Jews, because he worked for the good of his people and spoke up for the welfare of all the Jews.” I want to be Mordecai when I grow up! I would love to have it said about me that I worked for the good of Christian educators everywhere and that I spoke up for welfare of all teachers.  I love how it is put in the English Standard Version (ESV). “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.”

Put your name and your passion or mission in those verses.  "________ sought the welfare of ________ and spoke peace to all people, or  _______ worked for the good of all ________ and spoke up for the welfare of all ________."  Who are you working for?  Who do you get up each morning and seek to be a blessing to?  Is it your family, your spouse, your children, your parents, your students, your colleagues, your administration? It doesn’t matter who it is, but try to fill in those blanks each day and you will live your life more purpose driven, mission focused and spirit-filled.  As we take our eyes off our problems and focus on how we can be a blessing to others, we represent Him on earth. It’s not easy, but it is rewarding.

I have been so grateful for your patience with my through this study. I believe that the book of Esther is one of the most important and inspirational studies “for such a time as this.”  

As always, I am
Prayerfully yours,


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