My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Obadiah 1

Sibling rivalry

You're so proud, but God will bring you down. You, Esau, will be ransacked! Your friends will become enemies. You will be destroyed for violence against Jacob. You shouldn't look down on Jacob and enjoy his downfall. You will get your just desserts. Jacob and the other nations will eat you.

Key verse:
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.

My thoughts:
This is the shortest book in the Old Testament. It is a simple prophecy against Edom (Esau) for sinning against Israel (Jacob). It's nice that Israel isn't so much in the firing line for once!


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