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very short book of the Bible.
Monday July 12, 2021
This week we will look at the short book of Obadiah.
The Book of Obadiah
Obadiah is a prophet of God.
God's thoughts on the people of Edom.
Obadiah explains that
God is angry at the people of Edom
they were rejoicing over the hardships
The Edomites were the descendants of Esau.
Esau was the twin brother of Jacob.
Esau and Jacob were
sons of Isaac and grandsons of Abraham.
The video below is a great
overview and commentary of the book of Obadiah.
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that will help you understand more about
this Bible story and about God.
Tuesday's video is geared for adults AND children.
If you are an adult,
please do not skip this video for children.
It will help you to gain information
AND it will help inspire you to teach young ones
more about God.
Tuesday July 13, 2021
The Bible book of Obadiah
Obadiah tells us that:
The people of Edom should have not have
rejoiced in the suffering of their distant relatives
in Jerusalem. They should not have
participated in making their problems worse.
Tips for talking to children are found
below the next video.
Consider explaining to children
that when God gives all these harsh prophecies
about the people of Edom -
those prophecies were to the people as a whole -
but as individuals,
they could pray to God, repent, and get right with God.
Even the nation of Edom could have had their destiny
changed if they had repented and started serving God....
God is a forgiving God.
We see God doing just that in the example below.
For example -
In the book of Jonah, we learn that God sent the prophet Jonah to Nineveh to tell them that God was going to destroy them.
When Jonah told the people of Nineveh
God's message of destruction,
the people of Nineveh sincerely repented
of their sins,
so God did not destroy them.
Instead he blessed them.
(God is willing to save a nation if they repent and turn to him.)
An example of God dealing with an individual -
When God destroyed the town of Jericho,
there a woman who lived there
who wanted to serve the one true God
She helped the people of God.
Her name was Rahab.
God saved Rahab and her family
from the destruction that he gave to Jericho.
(God is willing to save a person if he or she repents and sincerely tries to follow God. )
Below I explain how
Rahab came to know about the One True God...
Also consider my page on Psalm 136
which discusses this.
(and all those who weren't following God)
had heard about the True God.
Rahab knew of the True God and wanted to follow him.
The Scripture below explains.
Joshua 2:9-11 says,
"And she [Rahab] said unto the men,
I know that the Lord hath given you the land, and
your terror is fallen upon us, and
that all the inhabitants of the land faint
because of you.
For we have
how the Lord dried up the water of the Red sea for you,
when ye came out of Egypt;
and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites
that were on the other side Jordan,
Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.
And as soon as we had heard these things,
our hearts did melt,
neither did there remain any more courage in any man,
because of you:
For the Lord your God, he is God in heaven above,
and in earth beneath."
KNEW about God
wanted to follow him.
God blessed Rahab
by putting her in the lineage of Jesus.
Rahab's son was Boaz.
Boaz's son was Jesse.
Jesse's son was David.
And on to Jesus.
From the Scripture above,
we see that the peoples of the region
were in awe of God
because of the defeat of the Egyptian Pharaoh,
because of the destruction of Sihon and Og.
Those rulers were impressive kings,
and their defeat
got the attention
of the other people groups in the area.
We have a page of
Wednesday July 14, 2021
Below we have another EASY video about this book.
This video has some new insights and it also
solidifies the information
that we have gotten so far.
Thursday July 15, 2021
Today we have highlights of the
Bible book of Obadiah.
Verse 3 -
The arrogance and pride in their heart deceived the
people of Edom.
The Edomites lived in a high elevation, and they thought of themselves as better than others.
Pride comes before a fall. *
( * Proverbs 16:18)
Obadiah is predicting the fall.
Verse 10 -
You, Edomites, were violent to your brother Jacob's
Verse 11 -
You, Edomites, stood and watched Jerusalem's
You even participated in it.
Verse 12 -
You gloated and you rejoiced about their misfortunes.
You spoke arrogantly.
Verse 13 -
You looked with delight at their calamity and their ruin.
You joined in the looting.
Verse 14 -
When people tried to escape Jerusalem to run
for their lives,
you people of Edom joined in to make sure that
You imprisoned their survivors.
Verse 15 -
What you have done will be done to you.
Verse 18 -
The descendants of Jacob will survive as a people
to the end of time.
Eventually Edom will become ruins.
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