Obadiah 1 Commentary

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Obadiah 1:1

The prophet Obadiah receives God’s revelation in a vision. In this message, God announces the defeat of Edom and calls the nations to arise to fight against her.

Obadiah 1:2-4

Though Edom prides herself in her great wealth and impregnable rocky highlands, the LORD will bring her down and cut her off forever.

Obadiah 1:5-7

The LORD will use foreign nations to pillage Edom’s resources and remove her from her land.

Obadiah 1:8-9

The LORD declares that He will destroy the wise men of Edom. Every citizen of Edom will be slaughtered.

Obadiah 1:10-14

The LORD will judge Edom because she gloated over the destruction of Judah and actively engaged in her destruction.

Obadiah 1:15-16

Obadiah announces the day of the LORD, the time when God will intervene in human affairs to judge the nations. Edom’s judgment serves as an illustration of the judgments that will fall on all the nations that rebel against God.

Obadiah 1:17-21

While Edom will be crushed by God’s judgment on the day of the LORD, Israel and Judah will be restored.