Est. 8:8

Esther 8:8 But you may write as you please with regard to the Jews, in the name of the king, and seal it with the king’s ring, for an edict written in the name of the king and sealed with the king’s ring cannot be revoked.”

The king’s response, especially the last part, included both good news and bad news. The good news was that Esther and Mordecai basically had free reign to do whatever they wanted, but the bad news was that once an edict was stamped with the king’s seal it could not be broken. Thus, whether they liked it or not, Haman’s edict still stood. However, the king did say they could write another edict in defense of the Jews.

Spiritual Truth

Once the order was stamped with the king’s seal it could not be broken. As Christians, we have been sealed by the Holy Spirit of King Jesus (Eph. 1:13-14). Thus, there is no revoking the authority of God Himself.

Also, by way of application, these people knew the difference between an ordinary letter and the king’s document. They could see, touch, taste, and even smell the seal. Can people today distinguish you from an ordinary person of the world? Is the King’s Seal evident on your life?

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