Today we switch over to a new chapter, Obadiah. Obadiah is a very short chapter consisting of just one chapter and 21 verses.
“This is what the Sovereign Lord says about Edom…” – Obadiah 1
This sets the theme of the chapter.
“Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down,’ declares the Lord.” – Obadiah 4
God making it clear he will not be fucked with.
“‘In that day,’ declares the Lord, ‘will I not destroy the wise men of Edom, those of understanding in the mountains of Esau?’” – Obadiah 8
God sure does love causing harm to people.
“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.” – Obadiah 12
Why not? God boasts and gloats all the time.
“The day of the Lord is near for all nations.” – Obadiah 15
Hard to take this seriously when God has never appeared and will never appear to the people.
“There will be no survivors from Esau.” – Obadiah 18
Kill the innocents!
“And the kingdom will be the Lord’s.” – Obadiah 21
The kingdom of blood and murder is the kingdom of God.
That concludes the book of Obadiah. Not sure what the point of this book is supposed to get across. God is killing? God wants bloodshed? Innocents will be killed? Because that is what this book tells us.
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 82: A psalm of Asaph.