Does God issue any commands?
- God does not speak; however, when Mordecai refuses to bow down to Haman, and the scripture infers that Mordecai said he would not do so because he was a Jew, it seems reasonable to conclude that Mordecai was following God's command not to have any other gods before Him (the first commandment).
Does God make any promises?
- God does not speak.
Does this passage teach anything about Jesus?
- Esther was come to her position in the kingdom for just such a time: She was to approach the king's throne and such boldness might cost her very life. Jesus was come to His position on earth for just such a time. He was to approach the King's throne and such boldness definitely would cost Him His very life! But because He did, we can boldly approach the throne of God with our own petitions.
Does this passage teach anything about yet-future events?
- Not that I identified.