The Minor Prophets
Obadiah: The Pride of Your Heart
Obadiah reveals God’s stern words to Edom, a nation South of Judah.
The trouble with Esau and his descendants was pride. Obadiah states, “The pride of your heart has deceived you”.
We are self-sufficient when we think or feel that we’re in charge, and that our future is in our hands.
It is sometimes good for us to experience this sense of helplessness, because then we will know that we need God.
Their pride blinds them to the needs of their fellow brothers in Jerusalem.
We are taught by Jesus not to rejoice over the downfall of our enemies, but to love them and pray for those who persecute us.
It is clear from this passage that being apathetic is an issue to God.
Man is called to humble himself before Almighty God. There is hope for those who keep their trust in God.