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ESTHER 8: 1-2
On that day King Ahasuerus gave Queen Esther the house of Haman, the enemy of the
Jews. And Mordecai came before the king, for Esther had told how he was related to
her. So the king took off his signet ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it to
Mordecai; and Esther appointed Mordecai’ over the house of Haman.
During the 1995 Christmas holidays, a passing motorist spotted a limousine stranded with
a flat tire on a busy stretch of New Jersey highway. The man graciously stopped and offered
to help the chauffeur change the tire.
Just as the task was finished, the darkened window rolled down and the man inside asked
what he and his wife could do to repay the favor. “Just send my wife a big bouquet of
flowers,” said the guy and handed him his card.
Two weeks later a gargantuan bouquet of orchids arrived with a card reading, “We paid
off your home mortgage. Marla and Donald Trump.” Informers say the Trumps forked over
more than $100,000 for the gesture.
Mordecai experienced a similar windfall. With the death of his enemy, Haman, he came
into the possession of all Haman’s wealth, one of Persia’s highest officials. From the
position of a minor bureaucrat, Mordecai suddenly became second only to the king.
Every Christian is graced with this same fortune. As unbelievers, we were spiritually
impoverished. We owed a debt to God we could never repay.
But when we trusted Jesus as Savior, we received the promise of His provision for our

entire lifetime (Phil. 4:19). Even better, we were made spiritual billionaires when we
became joint heirs with Christ (Rom. 8:17).
Perhaps you are experiencing lean times. In spite of your efforts to be a good steward,
too much month is left at the end of the paycheck. Don’t despair.
Trust God to meet your needs. These times of testing will someday give way to an
abundance that is beyond your comprehension. You have God’s word on it. HE IS A POOR MAN WHO CAN ONLY MEASURE HIS WEALTH IN

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