Minor Prophets – Message of Obadiah

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Minor Prophets – Message of Obadiah

History

  • Obadiah is condemning the actions of Edom

Who is Edom?

The descendents of Esau

Map of Psalm 83 & Obadiah

10 Because of the violence against your brother Jacob,
you will be covered with shame;
you will be destroyed forever.
11 On the day you stood aloof
while strangers carried off his wealth
and foreigners entered his gates
and cast lots for Jerusalem,
you were like one of them.
12 You should not gloat over your brother
in the day of his misfortune,
nor rejoice over the people of Judah
in the day of their destruction,

nor boast so much
in the day of their trouble.
13 You should not march through the gates of my people
in the day of their disaster,
nor gloat over them in their calamity
in the day of their disaster,
nor seize their wealth
in the day of their disaster.
14 You should not wait at the crossroads
to cut down their fugitives,
nor hand over their survivors
in the day of their trouble.

 

Here is the main point of anger for God

Their Pride

 “See, I will make you small among the nations;
you will be utterly despised.
The pride of your heart has deceived you,
you who live in the clefts of the rocks[
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and make your home on the heights,
you who say to yourself,
‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’
Though you soar like the eagle
and make your nest among the stars,
from there I will bring you down,”
declares the Lord.

 

MOST FIGHTS AND QUARRELS ARE ROOTED IN PRIDE

               

Proverbs 16:18

                Pride goes before destruction

Cheerleader

I THINK PRIDE IS THE ROOT OF NEARLY ALL OF OUR PROBLEMS

Realize this

  • You are valuable
  • Because of being a child of God

Why are we so consumed with being elevated above other people?

Why do we gloat over someone else’s demise?

Here is the thing:

  • Pride promotes self-sufficiency
  • Rather than God sufficiency

Genesis 12:3

I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.”

Psalm 122:6-9

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May those who love you be secure.
May there be peace within your walls
and security within your citadels.”
For the sake of my family and friends,
I will say, “Peace be within you.”
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
I will seek your prosperity

               

Isaiah 60:12

For the nation or kingdom that will not serve you will perish;
it will be utterly ruined.

Pride likes to bring people down to our level

Romans 8:3-8

                        3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,

  5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

Philippians 2:3-5

                Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

Obadiah Verse 18

Jacob will be a fire
and Joseph a flame;
Esau will be stubble,
and they will set him on fire and destroy him.
There will be no survivors
from Esau.”
The Lord has spoken.

Pride will:

  • Damage every relationship you are in
  • End up making you look bad
  • Will ultimately lead to your fall

 

 

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