A Life Dedicated to Principle

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

In modern terms, Mordecai had been the victim of politics. A man of principle, he had refused to compromise his values. Short-term, he had paid a heavy price.

Earlier in the reign of King Ahasuerus, Mordecai helped prevent a possible revolt but never was recognized for his faithful service. Instead, he became the victim of a personal vendetta when Haman demanded that he and others bow down and pay homage to him.

The “politically-correct” thing to do would have been to give in. But Mordecai refused to bow. Instead of taking out his anger on Mordecai, Haman sought to destroy all Jews throughout the kingdom.

While Mordecai was interested in what was best for his country and people, Haman primarily was concerned about his own career. Eventually, Mordecai was honored for his commitment to principle, while Haman’s real motives were exposed.

How easy it can be to focus on immediate results. When faced with choices, to be willing to compromise. To be like Haman, and do anything to get ahead, even if this means manipulating and deceiving.

It can be hard to be a person of principle. To stay true to Biblical values and committed to truth. Refusing to compromise. Above all, pleasing God.

People like Mordecai may be overlooked for a season. But the Bible tells us that God knows the truth. He is the ultimate Judge, and He promises to make everything right.

In your life, seek to be a person of integrity, committed to truth. Don’t give in to compromise, deceit, or manipulation. And make sure that God is pleased with your choices.