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  1. The Divided Kingdom Lesson 8: Obadiah

  2. The Vision of Obadiah Concerning Edom Obadiah 1:1-16

  3. History of Edom(Obadiah 1:1) • Jacob and Esau (Genesis 25:23; 36:8-9 ) • Israel and Edom (Deut 2:1-7) • Saul and Edom (1 Sam 14:47) • David and Edom (1 Chron 18:12-13) • Solomon and Edom (1 Kings 11:14-22) • Jehoram and Edom (2 Chron 21:8-10, 2 Kings 8:20-23) • Amaziah and Edom (2 Chron 25:11-14)

  4. Where is Edom?

  5. Who Wrote It and When?(Obadiah 1:1) • Obadiah, but nothing else is said about him • Two main schools of thought of when: • 845 BC • After Edom revolted during the reign of Jehoram (845 BC) • 586 BC • After Babylon captured Jerusalem in 586 BC

  6. The Vision of Obadiah The Text Obadiah 1

  7. How Does God View Edom?(Obadiah 1:1-4) Thus says the Lord GOD concerning Edom— We have heard a report from the LORD, And an envoy has been sent among the nations saying, "Arise and let us go against her for battle"— 2 "Behold, I will make you small among the nations; You are greatly despised. 3 "The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, You who live in the clefts of the rock, In the loftiness of your dwelling place, Who say in your heart, 'Who will bring me down to earth?' 4 "Though you build high like the eagle, Though you set your nest among the stars, From there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.

  8. How Does God View Edom?(Obadiah 1:1-4) Thus says the Lord GOD concerning Edom— We have heard a report from the LORD, And an envoy has been sent among the nations saying, "Arise and let us go against her for battle"— 2 "Behold, I will make you small among the nations; You are greatly despised. 3 "The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, You who live in the clefts of the rock, In the loftiness of your dwelling place, Who say in your heart, 'Who will bring me down to earth?' 4 "Though you build high like the eagle, Though you set your nest among the stars, From there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.

  9. How Does Edom View Itself?(Obadiah 1:1-4) Thus says the Lord GOD concerning Edom— We have heard a report from the LORD, And an envoy has been sent among the nations saying, "Arise and let us go against her for battle"— 2 "Behold, I will make you small among the nations; You are greatly despised. 3 "The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, You who live in the clefts of the rock, In the loftiness of your dwelling place, Who say in your heart, 'Who will bring me down to earth?' 4 "Though you build high like the eagle, Though you set your nest among the stars, From there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.

  10. How Does Edom View Itself?(Obadiah 1:1-4) Thus says the Lord GOD concerning Edom— We have heard a report from the LORD, And an envoy has been sent among the nations saying, "Arise and let us go against her for battle"— 2 "Behold, I will make you small among the nations; You are greatly despised. 3 "The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, You who live in the clefts of the rock, In the loftiness of your dwelling place, Who say in your heart, 'Who will bring me down to earth?' 4 "Though you build high like the eagle, Though you set your nest among the stars, From there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.

  11. How Bad Will It Be?(Obadiah 1:5-6) 5 "If thieves came to you, If robbers by night— O how you will be ruined!— Would they not steal only until they had enough? If grape gatherers came to you, Would they not leave some gleanings? 6 "O how Esau will be ransacked, And his hidden treasures searched out!

  12. How Bad Will It Be?(Obadiah 1:5-6) 5 "If thieves came to you, If robbers by night— O how you will be ruined!— Would they not steal only until they had enough? If grape gatherers came to you, Would they not leave some gleanings? 6 "O how Esau will be ransacked, And his hidden treasures searched out!

  13. How’s It Going To Happen?(Obadiah 1:7) "All the men allied with you Will send you forth to the border, And the men at peace with you Will deceive you and overpower you. They who eat your bread Will set an ambush for you. (There is no understanding in him.)

  14. How’s It Going To Happen?(Obadiah 1:7) Amos 1:6,9 "All the men allied with you Will send you forth to the border, And the men at peace with you Will deceive you and overpower you. They who eat your bread Will set an ambush for you. (There is no understanding in him.) Psalm 41:9

  15. How’s It Going To Happen?(Obadiah 1:7b-9) (There is no understanding in him.) 8 "Will I not on that day," declares the LORD, "Destroy wise men from Edom And understanding from the mountain of Esau? 9 "Then your mighty men will be dismayed, O Teman, So that everyone may be cut off from the mountain of Esau by slaughter.

  16. How’s It Going To Happen?(Obadiah 1:7b-9) (There is no understanding in him.) 8 "Will I not on that day," declares the LORD, "Destroy wise men from Edom And understanding from the mountain of Esau? 9 "Then your mighty men will be dismayed, O Teman, So that everyone may be cut off from the mountain of Esau by slaughter. Job 4:1

  17. Why Is This Going To Happen?(Obadiah 1:10-11) Deut 23:7-8 10 "Because of violence to your brother Jacob, You will be covered with shame, And you will be cut off forever. 11 "On the day that you stood aloof, On the day that strangers carried off his wealth, And foreigners entered his gate And cast lots for Jerusalem— You too were as one of them.

  18. Why Is This Going To Happen?(Obadiah 1:10-11) Deut 23:7-8 Deut 23:7-8 10 "Because of violence to your brother Jacob, You will be covered with shame, And you will be cut off forever. 11 "On the day that you stood aloof, On the day that strangers carried off his wealth, And foreigners entered his gate And cast lots for Jerusalem— You too were as one of them. 2 Chron 21

  19. What Should Edom Do Now?(Obadiah 1:12-14) 12 "Do not gloat over your brother's day, The day of his misfortune. And do not rejoice over the sons of Judah In the day of their destruction; Yes, do not boast In the day of their distress. 13 "Do not enter the gate of My people In the day of their disaster. Yes, you, do not gloat over their calamity In the day of their disaster. And do not loot their wealth In the day of their disaster. 14 "Do not stand at the fork of the road To cut down their fugitives; And do not imprison their survivors In the day of their distress.

  20. What Should Edom Do Now?(Obadiah 1:12-14) 12 "Do not gloat over your brother's day, The day of his misfortune. And do not rejoice over the sons of Judah In the day of their destruction; Yes, do not boast In the day of their distress. 13 "Do not enter the gate of My people In the day of their disaster. Yes, you, do not gloat over their calamity In the day of their disaster. And do not loot their wealth In the day of their disaster. 14 "Do not stand at the fork of the road To cut down their fugitives; And do not imprison their survivors In the day of their distress. Amos 1:6,9

  21. What’s Ahead For Edom & Others?(Obadiah 1:15-16) 15 "For the day of the LORD draws near on all the nations. As you have done, it will be done to you. Your dealings will return on your own head. 16 "Because just as you drank on My holy mountain, All the nations will drink continually. They will drink and swallow And become as if they had never existed.

  22. What’s Ahead For Edom & Others?(Obadiah 1:15-16) 15 "For the day of the LORD draws near on all the nations. As you have done, it will be done to you. Your dealings will return on your own head. 16 "Because just as you drank on My holy mountain, All the nations will drink continually. They will drink and swallow And become as if they had never existed. 1 Kings 21:19

  23. The Vision of Obadiah The Future Glory of Israel and Defeat of Her Enemies Obadiah 1:17-21

  24. Mt. Zion vs Mt. of Esau(Obadiah 1:17-21) • Edom’s lands will be given to another (19-20) • Mt Zion will be holy and a place of safety (17) • Israel will be unified again under Jacob (18) • “Reign over the house of Jacob forever” (Luke 1:33) • Edom and the nations will be its possession (Amos 9:11-12) • Talking about the church (Joel 2:32, Acts 15:16-18) • Deliverers will judge Mt of Esau from Mt Zion (21) • The kingdom will be the Lord’s

  25. Applications 2013 • People/nations can deceive themselves into false safety (Rom 12:3) • God’s reach has no limits • Don’t trust man bc even our friends/family can betray (John 2:24; 13:18) • The way we treat our brethren is important to God (Romans 12:9-16) • Do to others the way you want to be treated (Matt 7:12) • Christians are glorified Israel and have come to Mt. Zion (Hebrews 12:22ff)

  26. Next Week 2 Kings 4-7: Elisha