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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