Esther 2:20 Concerning Authority

Esther 2:20 (KJV)
Esther had not yet shewed her kindred nor her people; as Mordecai had charged her: for Esther did the commandment of Mordecai, like as when she was brought up with him.

Here is an interesting piece of information concerning authority. Esther certainly was under no moral or biblical command to do as Mordecai charged:

  • She was an adult
  • She was, at this point married
  • She was not Mordecai’s child

Still, she submitted to his command even as she would have as a child. 

The lesson, as I see it, is that submission at this stage in her life was voluntary, not mandatory. Wise parenting may still influence a young adult, but it is not wise to attempt to force or impose the will upon them. 

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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