I. History of Obadiah Ė Servant of Jehovah
Not much is known of Obadiah.
Believed to be from the priestly order.
Research the possibilities of who this man was.
The officer in Ahadís palace.
An official sent out by Jehoshaphat to teach the law.
An overseer, who took part in repairing the temple under Josiah.
A priest in the time of Nehemiah.
II. Edomites, were descendants of Esau.
Edom was the rocky range of mountains east of the valley of the
Arabah. They stretch about 100 miles north, and south, and 20 miles east
and west. It had plenty of water and abundant pasture. Their capital
city was carved high in a cliff. It was a very beautiful location.
Problem, these people were enemies of the Jews. The feud went back to
the times of Jacob. They were still angry over Jacob stealing Esauís
Although kin, they hated the Jews. Refuse to let Moses pass
through their land during the Exodus.
They were absorbed into the Jewish nation by the Maccabean, and
by the time of the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. they were
III. What could we learn from this book in our
time and culture.
Donít hold grudges.
Donít feel secure with your life, if it is not in Jesus.
Be ready to repent.
God will fulfill His promises.
Donít look at the world to meet your needs.
History does repeat its self
What you sew you will reap.
You will reap even more than you sow, wind & whirlwind.
All mankind is sinful.