Obadiah The only “1 chapter” book in the Old Testament. The message is still important. Obadiah 1:10 For violence against your brother Jacob, Shame shall cover you, And you shall be cut off forever. A simple yet powerful message.
Outline The defendant named – Edom The nation that comes from Esau A picture of evil in the flesh The Prophet – servant of Jehovah The accusations – − Pride − Enemies of Israel − Opposed to Saul and David − Celebrated Israels hardships
Outline The Sentence Shame Cut off During the Maccabean rule (160 – 125 BC) the Edomites were subdued and became known as Idumaea. They ceased to exist under the Romans.
The Lessons from Obadiah 1] There is no place of safety from Gods judgment Though you ascend as high as the eagle, And though you set your nest among the stars, From there I will bring you down," says the Lord. Obadiah 1:4
The Lessons from Obadiah 2] God hates Pride 16 These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: 17 A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, Proverbs 6:16-17 Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; Though they join forces, none will go unpunished. Proverbs 16:5
The Lessons from Obadiah 3] We cannot hide from God 7 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? 8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 10 Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me. Psalms 139:7-10
The Lessons from Obadiah 4] Mans wisdom and power will fail 8 "Will I not in that day," says the Lord, "Even destroy the wise men from Edom, And understanding from the mountains of Esau? 9 Then your mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, To the end that everyone from the mountains of Esau May be cut off by slaughter. Obadiah 1:8-9
The Lessons from Obadiah 5] What goes around comes around "For the day of the Lord upon all the nations is near; As you have done, it shall be done to you; Your reprisal shall return upon your own head. Obadiah 1:15
The Lessons from Obadiah 6] We can possess our possessions "But on Mount Zion there shall be deliverance, And there shall be holiness; The house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. Obadiah 1:17