Esther 10 King Xerxes imposed tribute throughout the empire, to its distant shores. And all his acts of power and might, together with a full account of the greatness of Mordecai to which the king had raised him, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Media and Persia? 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.
We have come to the end of our story. The book of Esther is truly one of the greatest stories of all time, isn’t it? It has drama, suspense, romance . . . what more could we ask for? It takes place in a pagan, godless kingdom. Yet God was there. It was an empire marked with greed and corruption. Yet God’s justice reigned.
In the midst of crime and corruption was a man named Mordecai, who was doing his best to bring up his orphan niece. Mordecai was not a perfect man, by any means. Still, he was a principled man. He stood by his convictions, and he stood by his people.
Mordecai served his king well, and saved him from a murderous plot. He refused to bow to a man he knew to be a scoundrel. Even in the midst of an empire that was corrupt to its core, Mordecai’s integrity was noticed. Xerxes himself made sure that Mordecai’s name and greatness were recorded in the scrolls, so that he would always be held in high esteem. So, I guess good guys really do finish first.
There is another Good Guy who finished first. In spite of Satan’s schemes and plots to do away with Christ, Christ won. Try as he did, Satan could not destroy Him. Jesus overcame evil when He rose from the dead. And He will overcome Satan once more – at the end of the story we are now living.
So you see, no matter what, Good will always overcome evil. And that always makes a great ending to any story, don’t you think?
Dear Father, I’m so glad Your goodness will prevail. Thank You for letting us know the end of the story.