Edom had a 1000 year history of conspiring to destroy Israel up to Obadiah’s time of 590BC. Have you experienced some unrelenting attack? Draw strength from this knowledge – that God has secured the future for His people. The meaning of Obadiah’s name is Serving the Lord.
* Lord God, please open our eyes to Your word today. Teach us as You see fit.
“For the day of the LORD is near upon all the nations. As you have done, it shall be done to you; your deeds shall return on your own head.”
Here is a word for those who war against God and His people.
AS YOU HAVE DONE, IT SHALL BE DONE TO YOU.
The folly of unbelief and actively seeking the destruction of God’s kingdom is that you live under the law and not grace.
So the message from God’s word is – Do not gloat!
If you are living under the law, then the law must be perfectly kept.
And there is not a single human apart from our Lord Jesus who can perfectly keep the law.
So what are we left with? What is the message for humanity?
It is the good news of Jesus!
Because of Jesus there shall be those of escape God’s wrath.
In Jesus, saved by His grace and His mercy shown to us undeserved – In Him we find refuge from the final judgement.
This is our hope, that Jesus took our punishment, judgement, so that we could find peace with God!
* Father God,
Please give us a heart for the lost.
Please help us to point those around us to Jesus.
And merciful Father, please open their blind eyes, unblock their deaf ears, revive their dead hearts – That they may be saved!