Talks for Growing Christians
The Advancement and Greatness of Mordecai
Lesson Number 10
- The righteous are exalted and remembered in due time.
- The wicked are humbled and forgotten in due time.
- Let’s follow the model of Mordecai.
- Why was the book of Esther not included among the Dead Sea Scrolls?
- Why should we study the book of Esther, if it does not even mention God?
- How is the book of Esther prophetic?
- How is the principle, “The righteous are exalted and remembered in due time,” illustrated in the life of Mordecai?
- Will all righteous people receive honor in this lifetime?
- The scribes probably did not put a high emphasis on copying the book of Esther, because it does not mention the name of God.
- Because the hand of God is seen throughout the book. He was working behind-the-scenes to protect His people.
- The anti-Semitism in the book of Esther is typical of anti-Semitism in the last days. Just as God delivered His people in the time of Esther, He will return for them in the last days.
- Mordecai’s future did not look promising when he was the target of Haman’s hatred of the Jews. But Mordecai did what was right. And God caused Mordecai to be exalted.
- No, many righteous people will not be exalted until the judgment seat of Christ, after their death. But what an honor it will be!
- Discuss the apocryphal additions to the book of Esther. Why do we believe they are not part of the inspired text?
- Review your study of the book of Esther. What have you learned that you did not know before? What have you learned that is most significant to your life?
- We have seen an excellent role model in the book of Esther, Mordecai the Jew. Will you follow his model in your life?
- “For Mordecai the Jew was second to King Ahasuerus, and was great among the Jews… seeking the good of his people and speaking peace to all his countrymen.” Esther 10:3