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The Joy of Unit-Reading #9 (the book of Obadiah)

22 Nov

We are on a journey of unit-reading 65 of the 66 books of the Bible.  By “unit-reading,” we mean reading through the book at one sitting (I’m not sure the book of Psalms is meant to be read that way).  The overall theme or focus of many of the books of God’s Word will be readily seen when one sits down (with a strong cup of coffee or two) and reads straight through the book.

Today’s book is the one-chapter book of OBADIAH (I’m running Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 6.23.49 AMout of shorter books!).  Here’s a couple of notes I took on this prophecy against Edom:

The book of Obadiah — a challenge to man’s pride. 3- “Who can bring me down to the ground?”
15- “The day of the Lord is near for all nations.  As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.”
15-21 “But on Mount Zion will be deliverance. . . . The Lord has spoken. . . . And the kingdom will be the Lord’s.”

Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 6.24.07 AMThe Lord promises to judge the Edomites — and to bring prosperity to His people Judah.  He is a God who keeps track of sins (“your deeds will return upon your own head”) and means what He says (“The Lord has spoken”).  I need to keep both those truths in mind — today!

 

 
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