Esther 3:2 Beginning to End

Esther 3:2 (KJV)
And all the king’s servants, that were in the king’s gate, bowed, and reverenced Haman: for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence.

It seems to me that, in many ways, Mordecai is the complement to Daniel and his three friends. They were: 

  • Taken from Jerusalem 
  • Trained in the Babylonian culture
  • Served the king but
  • Refused to bow at the idol

Mordecai was:

  • Raised in Babylon
  • Lived outside of the palace
  • Loyal to the king
  • Refused to bow before Haman but was
  • Returned in the end to Jerusalem 

From the beginning of the Babylonian captivity to the very end there were Jews who were loyal citizens and, at the same time, faithful believers. 

May God grant us Christians with that same balance. 

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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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