|Introduction to Obadiah
We discuss the relevance of a study of Minor Prophets and their overall context in Biblical history.
|02 Obadiah 1 1-4
|Obadiah 1:1-4 - Deceived by Pride
Obadiah has a vision concerning God's coming judgment upon Edom. The reasons for Edom's judgment are tied up in the history of interaction between the twin brothers Jacob and Esau and their descendants.
|03 Obadiah 1 5-9
|Obadiah 1:5-9 - The Destruction of Wisdom
God declares He will cut off wisdom from Edom resulting in her deception by allies and her complete plunder.
|04 Obadiah 1 10-14
|Obadiah 1:10-14 - Opposing God's Chosen
Jealous of their brethren, the Edomites refused to accept God's sovereign choice of Israel, but worked, both passively and actively to undermine Jacob. Edom would come to learn a hard lesson: opposition to God's elect is opposition to God Himself.
|05 Obadiah 1 15-18
|Obadiah 1:15-18 - The Day of the Lord upon All Nations
The judgment of Edom for her opposition to Israel foreshadows the judgment or all nations in the future Day of the Lord. Through their rejection of God's election of Israel, the Gentile nations are prophesied to follow in Edom's footsteps thus becoming the future objects of God's wrath.
|06 Obadiah 1 19-21
|Obadiah 1:19-21 - The Kingdom shall be the Lord's
In conjunction with the Day of the Lord upon all nations, Israel is restored to her land and the Kingdom of God is ushered in upon the earth.
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