Read Obadiah 1–21
Published: Jun 24, 2017
Charity enjoyed researching her genealogy and learning about her family history. She discovered that her great-grandfather had been convicted of murder and died in prison. That was surprising and unwelcome information. Then she found out her great-great-grandfather had been a circuit-riding preacher. A minister’s son had become a murderer. Charity realized each person chooses his or her own path.
“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” (Obadiah 1:15).
The nation of Edom descended from Esau, Jacob’s twin. The brothers were opposites and in opposition to one another, as were their descendants. Edom showed great hostility toward Judah. Edom also symbolized God’s enemies. The Lord would eventually destroy it. After AD 70, Edom no longer existed.
We are each accountable for our actions and attitudes. God’s way is the only right choice.
Thought for Today: No matter your family background, you can start fresh in Christ.
Quicklook: Obadiah 10–18
Prayer is our link with God, an awesome avenue through which we can express praise and adoration to Him for His goodness, love, and mercy; and an avenue through which we can voice our petitions and concerns. God's Word assures us that we can "come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).
Prayer also moves the hand of God on behalf of needs and circumstances in our church, our families, our community, nation, and world. Take time to pray and intercede for these areas as God leads you. Become part of a prayer group and intercede with others in times of corporate prayer. As you seek God's help, expect reports of great victory to follow as God answers prayer.
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