Daily Bible Study

@just4him (128870)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
March 13, 2018 3:34am CST
JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE OBADIAH Day 1 Obadiah 1 Obadiah 1:1 The vision of Obadiah. Thus says the Lord GOD concerning Edom; We have heard a rumor from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle. 2 Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised. 3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwell in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that says in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground? 4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, says the LORD. 5 If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? If the grape gatherers came to thee, would they not leave some grapes? 6 How are the things of Esau searched out! How are his hidden things sought up! 7 All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding in him. 8 Shall I not in that day, says the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau? 9 And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter. 10 For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off forever. 11 In the day that thou stood 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 should not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither should thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither should thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress. 13 Thou should not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou should 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 possessions. 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 possess Gilead. 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 saviors shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S. Have you in ignorance come against any of God’s chosen people, Israel? Have you said anything about seeing her destruction? Do you hate God’s chosen people, Israel? God told Obadiah to prophesy against Edom (Esau) because from the beginning Esau hated his brother, Jacob, and sought his destruction. When Israel went into captivity, they rejoiced at their downfall. However, God said Israel would revive, and he would bring them back to their land, but he would destroy Edom completely. God fulfilled this prophecy against Edom. It does not exist today. Unlike the Jews, who returned to their homeland, and are as numerous as the stars of the sky, as God promised Abraham they would be, Edom is no longer. David said we are to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. 7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. 8 For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee. 9 Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good. (KJV) As Christians, this should be our daily prayer for Israel and God’s chosen people. God’s promise when we do this is prosperity. We are to pray for the prosperity of God’s people, for peace within her borders, and for their good, always. Let’s pray: Father, I do pray for the peace of Jerusalem, of Israel, for your chosen people. I pray, Lord, that war will cease and there will be peace in the Middle East. I pray for your people to know you, and your Son, Yeshua, their Messiah. I pray for your continued blessing on your people. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 13 March 2018 by Valerie Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay
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@Kandae11 (40358)
13 Mar
We should pray for peace everywhere - the world is in turmoil.
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Mar
Yes, it is. Have a blessed day.
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@ShifaLk (8533)
• India
14 Mar
I Pray for peace but everything will happen according to God's will
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Mar
Yes, it will. Have a blessed day.
@jstory07 (71382)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Mar
I always wonder if there will ever be peace on Earth. Thanks for the bible study.
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Mar
Only when our Lord returns. Have a blessed day.