Commentary for Esther 10

Greatness of Ahasuerus-Mordecai's advancement.

- Many instances of the grandeur of Ahasuerus might have been given: these were written in the Persian chronicles, which are long since lost, while the sacred writings will live till time shall be no more. The concerns of the despised worshippers of the Lord are deemed more important by the Holy Spirit, than the exploits of the most illustrious monarch on earth. Mordecai was truly great, and his greatness gave him opportunities of doing the more good. He did not disown his people the Jews, and no doubt kept to the true religion. He did not seek his own wealth, but the welfare of his people. Few have it in their power to do so much good as Mordecai; but all have it in their power to do hurt, and who has it not in his power to do some good? We are not required to do what is not in our power, or is unsuited to our station; but all are bound to live under the influence of the tempers displayed in the saints, whose examples are recorded in the Bible. If we live by the faith of Christ, we shall be active according to the ability and opportunities he gives us, in promoting his glory and the best interests of men. If our faith be genuine, it will work by love. Wait in faith and prayer, and the event will be safe and glorious; our salvation is sure, through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Esther 10

  • JON DERIEL on Esther 10
    I am perplexed by all the comments herein about God and prayer. God is nowhere mentioned in the Book of Esther. Neither is prayer, nor keeping the commandments, nor religion of any kind, nor even living a virtuous life Mordecai pimps out his niece to gain influence in the royal court . It is a story of people who are a disliked minority in the land using their own wits and courage to survive.
  • Rahmi - in Reply on Esther 10
    The Additions to Esther Chapter 10 Verse 4 4. Then Mardocheus said, God hath done these things. 9. And my nation is this Israel, which cried to God, and were saved: for the Lord hath saved his people, and the Lord hath delivered us from all those evils, and God hath wrought signs and great wonders, which have not been done among the Gentiles. Also Verses 10-13 Chapters 11,13-16 See Apocrypha
  • Doyinsola on Esther 10
    1.Mordecai from low reputation. Jesus Christ came through a family of low reputation. 2.Mordecai was despised, our savior too. 3.He won and was promoted next to Ahasuerus . Jesus Christ won and was seated at the right hand of God. 4. Mordecai continue speaking peace to all his seed. Jesus Christ is the prince of peace. 5.No record about Mordecai's death. Christ lives forever. Think on these.
  • Irene123 on Esther 10
    To Panayam - Go to any dictionary - book, online, and read what it says about the apocrypha. This is a KJV bible site.
  • Jyline Kaari Ireri on Esther 10
    This book of Esther makes me understand how the power of fasting is strong. So if we put God first, fast and pray for anything, God in heaven will favor us and can never a shame us. Thanks be to God.
  • Carleena on Esther 10
    The favor of God triumphs over evil. Esther was placed in the right position by God to protect His people when the time came.
  • Gwendolyn Johnson on Esther 10
    God is good
  • Anne on Esther 10
    Mordecai was faithful to his people and became a great leader of his people. God used both he and Esther to deliver His people.
  • Panayam Yasharahla on Esther 10
    HOOOOOOOL UPP! NOW WHY IS THIS CHAPTER IN THE BIBLE ONLY GOT THREE VERSES. COULD IT BE THAT THE REST OF ESTHER WAS TAKEN OUT AND THAT IN THE APOCRYPHA IT SHOWS THE REST OF THE BOOK OF ESTHER HMMMM I WONDER....
  • Faith Isonhood on Esther 10
    Esther was faithful to God and help protect the Jews. I loved reading Esther it was so beautifully written . I will read it again


 

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