There is lots of talk about possession here, isn’t there, and often we think of possessions as something not to chase after, store up treasures in heaven where no moths can ruin all your stuff, concentrate on the bigger picture, think higher up…However, so much talk of possessing this and possessing that gives us the impression that God wants us to possess our possessions, no? But what is He talking about?
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. For as you have drunk on my holy mountain, so all the nations shall drink continually; they shall drink and swallow, and shall be asContinue reading “Obadiah 15-18 – Hope for the future”
September-December is a great time here at Saar Fellowship; returning friends, new friends, new routines, a chance to ditch things from our lives that don’t belong…although its the ninth month of the year, September always feels like a fresh start. So far in Obadiah, we’ve seen that pride is a terrible thing (vv.1-4), and thatContinue reading “Obadiah 10-14 – Ignorance is not innocence”
In Obadiah 1-4 we read that pride was a serious problem for the Edomites, the decedents of Esau, twin brother of Jacob. Here, in verses 5-9, we see that they also boasted in their allies, those nations around them whom were thought to be friendly; If thieves came to you, if plunderers came by night—Continue reading “Obadiah 5-9 – Boasting”
Obadiah is the shortest book in the Old Testament, a mere 21 verses, and, at first glance, its not very promising; it talks of Divine judgement against Edom. But, as with the full counsel of the Word of God, there is always hope. Obadiah’s name literally means worshipper of Yahweh, servant of Yahweh, and thereContinue reading “Obadiah 1-4 – Pride”