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  • Writer's pictureIsrael Ekundayo


Esther 4:1-2 When Mordecai perceived all that was done, Mordecai rent his clothes, and put on sackcloth with ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and cried with a loud and a bitter cry. And came even before the king's gate: for none might enter into the king's gate clothed with sackcloth.

Insight and Highlight

A good friend is a lifesaver. Mordecai thought beyond himself. The Jewish nation was much larger than his own life.

Scripture Commentaries

Mordecai heard about the plot to kill the Jewish people.

Even, Esther the Queen, also a Jewess did not know of the plot, though she was in the king's palace.

Mordecai could have escaped from the impending danger all alone or at least sort himself out.

The Jewish people meant more to him.

He ran for help not only to save himself but Esther and an entire nation.

Not many people do this.

Many could have saved lives but were silent on things that matter to a friend or neighbor or a nation

Many are placed in the corridors of power to save a people but refused to do so.

Many with vital information to save a life refuse to relate to them but rather use it for their selfish gain.

Martin Luther King (Jnr), during the mass struggle for equality, said "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends".

A true friend will not be silent when it comes to saving his friend. He will do all that can be done to save his friend.

Remorse corner

Be a life-saver.

Call to Word action

1 Cor 9:22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might, by all means, save some.

The Christian clarion duty

Mordecai and Esther, a true combination.

Eccl 4:9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.

".......For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow."


Lord help me to save and lift someone up today, in Jesus name.

Good morning all and have a blessed day today.

God bless you.

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