ESTHER 10: Promotion comes from God
Memory verse: Esther 10:3 For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.
The idea that God can raise and promote anyone is one of the most profound and inspirational teachings in the Bible. There are several instances of God working through regular people to accomplish unbelievable things throughout the Bible. God has repeatedly shown his ability to promote and raise up leaders and agents of change from unlikely places, from Moses, an unconfident shepherd before becoming the leader of Israel, to David, a meek shepherd kid before becoming a king.
Mordecai is a notable example. An ordinary gatekeeper who was raised and promoted to become the one who was next to the king. This is a reminder that God can promote anyone, regardless of their background or circumstances, to accomplish his will.
Finally, it's crucial to draw emphasis on similarities in the lives of the aforementioned biblical examples. Humility and seeking God’s face are major prerequisites to enlisting in God's promotion scheme. God does not show favoritism based on wealth, status, or power, but rather he exalts those who are humble and seek Him. (Psalms 75:6-7, 1 Samuel 2:8).