- With Haman now dead, the queen appeals to the king to relieve the Jews of the decree against them. The king grants this request of his queen and then gives his new “right-hand man”, Mordecai, the authority to write what is needed and to execute the order. This occurred during the third month and since there was no electronic means of getting the message out, those of that time had to hurry and get it to and throughout the vast empire of the Medes and Persians in time for the Jews to protect themselves.
- Application: As great as both Esther and Mordecai are, it is the last verse of the chapter that is the most significant, I think. Many converted to the way of God. This gave people ample opportunity to hear God’s word and then be educated in things righteous, not to mention to long for a realized hope of the Messiah coming. As those who were converted would have children, and their children also having children, think about the number of additional routes the message of God would travel.