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.
Here we have a word for us today, or rather, for the nations that war against God’s people;
“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.”
AS YOU HAVE DONE, IT SHALL BE DONE TO YOU;
The folly of unbelief, of actively seeking the destruction of God’s kingdom particularly – Is that you live under the law and not grace.
And so the message God’s word has for them is “Do not gloat!”
And because of Jesus, our own testimony should be a pointer for the world, a cry to join us in Mount Zion, “… There shall be those who escape,”
We have escaped the wrath of God in Jesus.
This is our hope! This is our story for the nations!
* Dear God, thank You that in Jesus we can escape the just penalty for our sins. Without anything in us deserving of that grace! What a wonderful God You are!
Please help us to be bold and courageous in telling the world, through thought, word and deed, of the wonderful message we have, the story for the nations – Come to Jesus!