9.16 Obadiah

Mindy Richmond



Summarize what you read in one paragraph:

So, this whole book, one chapter with 21 verses, describes a vision that the prophet Obadiah had.The first 9 verses are the chastisement from God to the people of Edom, for their pride. God warns that He will bring them down from this lofty place they believe to be. The next few verses, 10-14 explain that Edom is being punished for the harm they caused their brother nation, Israel. These verses were a bit confusing to me, but I believe that it all goes back to Jacob and Esau, who somehow became the nations of Israel and Edom, respectively. Finally, the last section, verses 15-21, we are told that justice will prevail. Edom will be destroyed for their sinfulness, but Jacob/Israel will possess the land that God promised them and will no longer have to live in exile. The kingdom shall be the Lord’s. 

What is one key verse?

Verse 21: “Saviors shall go up to Mount Zion to rule Mount Esau, and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s.”

How does what you read change your vision of God?

It reminds me that pride is something God takes very seriously, and also that He is a God of justice, and will reward those who humbly serve Him.

How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?

It’s interesting to read about these people living in Biblical times who struggled with pride and greed, and to realize that not a whole lot has changed. We still see all that pride and greed today. The good thing is that God is still here and just as busy as ever, working on our hearts.

How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?)

I want to be more aware of when pride is creeping into my heart.

Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?)

This was a tough one, but I saw Jesus at the end of the chapter, when you read how justice prevailed and people were given new land to possess.

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