Focus Verse: Mordecai was prominent in the palace; his reputation spread throughout the provinces, and he became more and more powerful. (4)
Mordecai became famous and well-known throughout all the land because of the favor and the fear that God gave him in the sight of all people. Mordecai took Haman’s place, but he did not allow the power and prestige that came with that position to corrupt him.
Focus Verse: Mordecai the Jew was second in rank to King Xerxes, preeminent among the Jews, and held in high esteem by his many fellow Jews, because he worked for the good of his people and spoke up for the welfare of all the Jews. (3)
Neither Esther nor Mordecai forgot their roots. When God raised them up in greatness and might, they remained humble. They remembered God. They remembered their people and worked for their good.
Focus Verse: I saw in heaven another great and marvelous sign: seven angels with the seven last plagues—last, because with them God’s wrath is completed. (1)
At last, God’s wrath against sin that has gone on for years and years will finally be completed.