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Today's reading: Esther 2:5-23

One of the main characters in the Book of Esther is Mordecai, a relative who stepped in to take care of and raise young Esther after the death of her parents. We'll learn more about Mordecai as we move further into Esther, but from the initial information we see in chapter 2, he certainly fits the bill of being what I would call a "good man" on pretty much every front. Although they are few at this point, the details we're given about Mordecai reveal quite a bit. Two times in just a few verses we're told that he had taken Esther to be his own daughter. A genuine love and concern for Esther are already evident, and we'll see that love, care and concern for Esther even more as the Book progresses.

How would you describe Mordecai based on the details contained in Esther 2? What lesson(s) about family, adoption, and/or parenting did you see from his example? Tami

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Mordecai the son of Jair, son of Shimei, son of Kish, a Benjaminite,vs.5

He cared for Esther who was his cousin as his own daughter after the death of both of her parents vs 7

He commanded her not to tell of her being Jewish and of her relationship to him. and Esther obeyed him. vs.10

" And every day Mordecai walked in front of the court of the harem to learn how Esther was and what was happening to her He was seen frequently seeing how Esther was doing as queen." vs. 11

In 21-23 Mordecai faithfully being at the king's gate to keep updated on Esther's well being.One day Mordecai finds out about the plot to kill the king, it does not say,but Mordecai was able to communicate with Esther about this slanderous plot to kill by two of his eunuchs. The king hears about it from Queen Esther and the king had the two men killed,but no mention of a reward to be given to Mordecai,yet.

Mordecai ceased not to protect Esther like a good father would do.
It was known the king could be anger and with these two of the king's eunuch plan to kill him what would happen to Queen Esther.So we see Mordecia is looking out to protect his cousin/daughter like he had always been. Faithful to Esther. Just like our Heavenly Father watches over us all the time!

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