Mordecai saves the king, but is not recognized. Haman is somehow promoted. Thus begins the war between Mordecai the Jew and Haman the Agagite. The scene is set. Nothing is by chance. In circumstances like this we often complain that God is not fair, that God is unjust, that God is absent, or even worse that God is evil. But we are still in the middle of the story as were Mordecai and the Jewish nation (also back in Jerusalem!). We cannot see the end of things from the middle and must walk by faith, not by sight. God intends to save and protect his people in Christ and ultimately to destroy those who wickedly remain opposed to Christ. There is no power, no enemy, that can thwart God’s electing purpose. We, too, like David in Psalm 16, can praise God because he has made our lot secure in Christ.
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