Who were the Edomites?
Isaiah 11:14, 21:11-12
Malachi 1: 2-5
586 BC Obadiah predicts against the Edomites
What did they do?
1-Pride and self-sufficiency (1:3-4)
-Lived under false assumption of living safely protected by the mountains (kinda sounds like American thoughts of feeling safe with all kinds of bombs,etc that we cannot fall) No one is safe from calamity. We buy insurance, save money, stock, retirement, and think were doing fine on our own. Edomites lived in this prideful way.
-Vultures are opportunistic. They cheer for the predator bc it means a meal for them.
-Bluejays guard their nests as a family
-We expect family (church) to protect each other, however sometime we kill our wounded!
-Army doesn't leave any wounded. If a fellow Christian is wounded, we sometimes judge or join in. A person will get in trouble, but we should not pile other stuff on. Their sins are exposed, when we go home, were not praying for them, we start gossiping about it and even enjoy the misfortunes of others. God does not want that! We should never rejoice in misfortunes which is what the Edomites did!
-Edom sat on the sidelines. Didn't get involved. When they weren't attacking the Jews, they sat and watched the attack happen.
-As Christians we struggle, and the church needs to run to the rescue.
-This led to the prophecy that Edom would be destroyed. They vanished from the face of the earth.
V17: Mesaage to people defeated
-Deliverance of the house of Jacob, and house of Esau burned.
-Good wins out
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