James 4:2 You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.
We try to fight with God. He is greater, more powerful, stronger, and wiser than we are. When He says no, why don’t we just obey?
Esther 2:21 In those days, while Mordecai sat within the king’s gate, two of the king’s eunuchs, Bigthan and Teresh, doorkeepers, became furious and sought to lay hands on King Xerxes.
:22 So the matter became known to Mordecai, who told Queen Esther, and Esther informed the king in Mordecai’s name.
:23 And when an inquiry was made into the matter, it was confirmed, and both were hanged on a gallows; and it was written in the book of the chronicles in the presence of the king.
The city gate was like city hall. It’s where most of business takes place.
God allowed Mordecai to hear the plot against the king. The men are hanged, but Mordecai isn’t rewarded for his service.
In those days, a king greatly rewarded those who were loyal or served well. Mordecai may have been disappointed, but God had a plan and he would be rewarded later.
While this part of the story may seem not that important in the life of Esther, it will be important later.
Just like Mordecai, Christians have to wait for our reward for making right choices now.