A short Study on Obadiah - Please read this small book.

A Forgotten Book?
For most an obscure hidden book rarely read!
But it’s part of God’s whole word – has to be read and considered.

Relevant to Today’s Church and Individual Christians.

1Cor 10v6: (Israelites in the wilderness) Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted.

The message of Obadiah is:
It must concern us
It must constrain us
Then it will encourage us

4 parts:
v1-4 Power, Self Sufficiency and Illusion
v5-9 The Real Power is in God’s Hands
v10-16 Punishment Awaits the Opposers
v17-21 God Will Always Uphold His People

Obadiah an unknown prophet
Heb: Servant of Jehovah
Prophesying against the nation of Edom

Edom – Judah’s neighbours across the Dead Sea, now Jordan. It was a mountainous region.
They had opposed and hindered God’s people and God’s will
The nation had its origins in Esau, the one God had rejected. (Gen 25v21-6) Twin brothers but separated to their own lands.
READ Amos 1v11: Thus says the Lord: For three transgressions of Edom and for four, I will not turn away its punishment, because he pursued his brother with the sword and cast off all pity; his anger rose perpetually and he kept his wrath forever.

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