The vision of Obadiah. Thus says the Lord God concerning Edom: We have heard a report from the Lord, and a messenger has been sent among the nations: “Rise up! Let us rise against it for battle!” I will surely make you least among the nations; you shall be utterly despised. Your proud heart has deceived you, you that live in the clefts of the rock, whose dwelling is in the heights. You say in your heart, “Who will bring me down to the ground?” Though you soar aloft like the eagle, though your nest is set among the stars, from there I will bring you down, says the Lord.
Reflection. Edom has been an enemy of Israel for a long time. And not just Israel. Edom has threatened other nations aswell. Edom has a sense of security. It is proud and has a very high impression of itself and thinks themselves invincible. God is about to intervene and turn their world upside down...
What does this say to me today about our nation? What does it say today about me?
Prayer. Lord Jesus, help me to be realistic and to find that you are my security. Amen.