Daily Bread Bible Study
The Book of Obadiah
The Prophet Obadiah in the Bible
Edom Bible Prophecy on Edom in the Bible Story
Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This thought provoking study is on the Prophet Obadiah in the Bible prophecy on Edom Bible events from Edom in the Bible story. The Prophet Obadiah in the Bible message will truly bring a smile to the lips and heart and shine the LIGHT of Truth upon your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk path.
The Book of Obadiah
The Prophet Obadiah in the Bible Adventure
Edom Bible Prophecy on Edom in the Bible Story Journey
This Daily Bread study is of the Book of Obadiah who was a prophet in
approximately 600 B.C. His prophecy was about the destruction of Edom.
A struggle that began in the womb between twin brothers, Esau and
Jacob, ends up a struggle between their descendants, the Edomites
(Esau's descendants) and the Israelites (Jacob's descendants).
The Edomites refused to help Israel first during the time of
wilderness wandering (Numbers
20:14-21) and later, during a time of invasion (2
Chronicles, Chapter 20). They are completely condemned by
Obadiah. In this prophecy, he describes their crimes, tries their
case and pronounces their judgment ... Total destruction.
Verse 1 of the Book of Obadiah is almost identical to Verse 14 of
Jeremiah, Chapter 49. The Lord made it known to the prophet(s) that
the heathen nations were conspiring together against Edom.
Then we are provided with a description of Edom, from the Lord's
point of view. Their pride is obvious and though they think
themselves a great people, others despise them. They live in the
"clefts of the rock" and think that nobody is as strong as they.
The Prophet Obadiah in the Bible Lesson
Edom Bible Prophecy on Edom in the Bible Story Truth
Edom is in a mountainous region on the east side of the salt sea.
This map shows the location highlighted near the bottom.
God's message through Obadiah is that He will bring them low. Part of
their vanity is that they were wealthy. Obadiah tells them that they
have a lot to lose, and they will. He even emphasizes this, "(Oh, how
you are destroyed!)" and not even gleaning grapes are left. What are
gleaning grapes? Gleaning grapes are what is left after harvest,
which people used to leave for the poor to come and gather, meaning
Edom will be stripped of its goods with none left of it. All their
hidden treasures are looted.
The people who Edom thought were their friends, tricked them and
betrayed them. Even their "wise men" those who were counselors,
advisors, were unable to predict this demise. The mighty men of Edom
as well as everyone in the mountain will be destroyed.
The Prophet Obadiah in the Bible Prophecy
Edom Bible Prophecy on Edom in the Bible Story Warning
Let's take a look at why all this destruction was brought upon Edom (Esau's descendants).
10 For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall
cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.
11 In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the
day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and
foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even
thou wast as one of them.
12 But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy
brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou
have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their
destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of
13 Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my
people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have
looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have
laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;
14 Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to
cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have
delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.
15 For the day of the Lord is near upon all the heathen:
as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall
return upon thine own head.
16 For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall
all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they
shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.
17 But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there
shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their
18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house
of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall
kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining
of the house of Esau; for the Lord hath spoken it.
19 And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau;
and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the
fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall
20 And the captivity of this host of the children of
Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and
the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the
cities of the south.
21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the
mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the Lord's.
The Prophet Obadiah in the Bible Conclusion
Edom Bible Prophecy on Edom in the Bible Story Summary
The region that once was called Edom is now within the country of
Jordan. There are several other prophets who prophesied of Edom's demise
as well, including:
Join Daily Bread soon for our next adventure through the very well
known Book of the Prophet Jonah. It's sure to be very interesting.
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