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He is joining in a conspiracy against himself…

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Announcements Forums Unreality – October 1st, 2017 He is joining in a conspiracy against himself…

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    2. Esther 2
    21 In those days, while Mordecai sat in the king’s gate, two of the king’s chamberlains, Bigthan and Teresh, of those which kept the door, were wroth, and sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus.

    6. Esther 6
    1 On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.
    2 And it was found written, that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s chamberlains, the keepers of the door, who sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus.
    3 And the king said, What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this? Then said the king’s servants that ministered unto him, There is nothing done for him.

    Perhaps Bigthana and Teresh had once done something for the king, something they felt was worthy of praise, and the king had done nothing in return. Certainly, if Mordecai were concerned about anything other than doing right, he may have grown impatient for a reward. Yet, because he only sought to do right by God, his reward was instantaneous. It is often mentioned in our lessons and discussions how crucial it is to have the right motive behind every act. The story of Esther certainly lets us know the consequences and rewards of both selfish and unselfed motives.

    3. 339
    … the sinner would make a reality of sin, — would make that real which is unreal, and thus heap up “wrath against the day of wrath.” He is joining in a conspiracy against himself, — against his own awakening to the awful unreality by which he has been deceived.

    Certainly Bigthana, Teresh, and Haman could each be said to have joined “in a conspiracy against himself” and found the only end their motive could bring: “the day of wrath.”

    I am very grateful to Christian Science for showing me how be on the right side of God! There are so many great points in the story of Esther. Thank you for this lesson.

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