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But Mordecai Bowed Not

Esther 3:2, “And all the king’s servants, that were in the king’s gate, bowed, and reverenced Haman: for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence.”

Mordecai had the correct mindset in this passage. He refused to bow down and honor/worship Haman, the king’s right-hand man. Everyone else would, but Mordecai would not. Why wouldn’t he do it? He wouldn’t bow because he knew Who the true God was. He was more committed to his God than he was a man. He was not a man-worshipper. He was a God-worshipper.

Too many people today are more committed to a man than they are to God. How many times have we seen people leave a church because the pastor is no longer there or won’t go to church because the pastor is out of town. It happens all the time! This is due to the fact that they are more concerned with following a man than they are with following Christ. I Corinthians 11:1 states, “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” Paul was telling the church at Corinth to follow him as he followed Christ. However, this meant that if Paul went sideways, that the church was no longer to follow him. They were to continue following the Lord Jesus Christ.

Who are you following today? Are you following a man or are you truly following God? It is ok to follow a man as long as he is following Christ, but we ought to be more committed to the Lord than we are to the man. The challenge today is to commit yourself to the Lord over man. Mordecai did this, and it all worked out in the end for him. Be a God-worshipper not a man-worshipper.

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