Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Royal Robe for Mordecai

So Haman took the robe and the horse, arrayed Mordecai and led him on horseback through the city square, and proclaimed before him, "Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor!" (Esther 6:11)

There is no higher drama in literature than the story of Esther and her cousin Mordecai, a commoner elevated to the right hand of the king of Persia.

Because of her beauty, Esther received the king's favor and his hand in marriage.

But because of his integrity and service, Mordecai was given a royal robe and made the chief minister of the king.

Mordecai's Honour by James Tissot

Mordecai is a picture of the Christian who will be judged one day by Jesus Christ on the basis of service to the King (1 Corinthians 3:11-15).

  • There will be royal rewards given to those who are found faithful -- not robes, but crowns which will ultimately be cast in worship before the throne of the King himself (Revelation 4:10)

As the parable of the talents reveals (Matthew 25:14-30), our assignment is to take what we have been given and use it for the Master -- to hear Him say, "well done, good and faithful servant."

  • Because we are given the grace necessary to be faithful, it is only right that we use our talents wisely and cast our crowns before Him

Faithfulness in carrying out present duties is the best preparation for the future.
Francois Fenelon
David Jeremiah
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SweetAnnee said...

Thanks for prayers, for inspiration and for being a friend.
fondly, Deena

Linda said...

It was nice to hear from you Mimi. I do agree about the talents. It is our joy to give back to Him the gift we have been given.
We were very fortunate during Ike. It took a turn away from us and we didn't even get a drop of rain.
Thanks so much for asking.
Have a blessed sunday.

Dawn said...

What a good post, again. I love the story of Esther and the idea that we are in certain places "for such a time as this."

Me said...

the last quote is in my quote database now....

Tori said...

Great post!
One of wonderful stories in His Word. Love that one!

Oh yea I just found you and thought I would pop in and say hi!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your words of encouragement. I love the story of Esther. Have you ever seen the movie "One Night with the King"; it is based on a book by Tommy Tenney?
Hope your hubby is doing better.
Miriam :)

Mary said...

Mimi, what a great post, thanks..Mary

Dawn said...

Thanks for the kind words of encouragement - I will definitely follow your advice and NOT go back to work!

Denise said...

Oh I love the last statement in your post about Faithfulness........ we all need to memorize that one...... I love the story of Esther it is one of my favorite stories of walking in your calling.......... Thanks for sharing....