Showing posts with label Obadiah. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Obadiah. Show all posts

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Obadiah 1

Obadiah means 'servant of God' and he preached against Edom's pride. His message was to stop picking LORD's people. Edomites, Easu's descendants, launched their raids from mountain strongholds and considered themselves to be invincible. The LORD pledges to bring them down, even though they soar like an eagle and build their nests among the stars. In the midst of destruction, is an advice, not to gloat.
Obadiah 1:12 You should not gloat over your brother
    in the day of his misfortune,
nor rejoice over the people of Judah
    in the day of their destruction,
nor boast so much
    in the day of their trouble.
They will reap what they sow - the house of Jacob will be a fire, and that of Joseph a flame, but the house of Esau shall be stubble.

Further prophesy speaks that the children of Israel will possess the land of the Canaanites. Deliverers will come to Mount Zion to govern the mountains of Esau, and the kingdom shall be the LORD's.