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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.
Mordecai was the uncle of Queen Esther, the wife of King Xerxes. The king married her not knowing she was a Jew. When the king’s wicked associate Haman wrote an edict guaranteeing the genocide of the Jews that the king signed, Mordecai asked Esther to plead for her people’s lives. She did, and her people were saved. Haman was executed, and Mordecai was elevated to the position of second most powerful in all the land from a position that could be interpreted as that of a slave.
This story sounds a lot like the story of Joseph in many ways. But for Mordecai, the tables were turned against him in an even greater way. He was facing the total annihilation of his Jewish people. The wicked Haman had laid a trap for Mordecai to be executed. But his niece Esther was the queen of the land, and she interceded in Mordecai’s behalf and the gallows that were meant for Mordecai were the very gallows where Haman met his fate. Mordecai was then promoted to the second office in all the land behind the king. Always remember that our God is God! There is none other. Perhaps the tables are turned against you today, but “God Will Turn Your Tables, Just Trust Him!”
Today I come to You with little hope in my own abilities to turn my situation around. Please Lord, turn tables around. Amen