10-9-14 Doing Right is the Right Thing To Do

Mordecai had arrived in Shushan as a captive. He had taken in his cousin, Esther, to raise as his own. Eventually he had become a citizen and even rose to a place of importance with those decision-makers that met at the gate every day to deal with issues brought by the people. When confronted with compromising his convictions, he would not give.  When he discovered a plot to assassinate the king, he reported it.  He had proven himself a man of character in day-to-day life. 

Now he was given a promotion to be within the King’s inner circle of counselors.  The trust the King had in him was so great that he gave Mordecai his ring with the royal signet.  He would press that symbol into a wax seal to indicate royal approval of the document.  He was rewarded with responsibility.

This reminds me of how doing right consistently in one’s life and in the workplace will one day be rewarded, either in this life or in heaven.  Mordecai’s example was one of doing right anyway.  He did the right thing because it was the right thing to do. He did not have his eye on the position he eventually filled.  In the same way, I am reminded to do right in the little things and if God sees fit to reward me, it is an additional praise. 

“On that day did the king Ahasuerus give the house of Haman the Jews' enemy unto Esther the queen. And Mordecai came before the king; for Esther had told what he was unto her. And the king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it unto Mordecai. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman.” Esther 8:1-2.

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