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October 14, 2021 at 3:01 pm #97
What do you know about Obadiah in the Bible?October 14, 2021 at 3:05 pm #99LateephaParticipant
Obadiah was the palace head during the reign of king Ahab, he was a man known his devout believe in God despite being a key member of King Ahab’s.
He risked his position and life to help over a hundred priests escape Ahab’s persecution. He was the one who facilitated communication between Ahab and Elijah, which eventually led to the contest that took place on Mount Carmel.
Obadiah was a devout believer in the LORD. While Jezebel was killing off the
LORD’s prophets, Obadiah had taken a hundred prophets and hidden them in two caves, fifty in each, and had supplied them with food and water. 1 KINGS 18:3–4
In most people’s catalogs of spiritual heroes, it is unlikely that Obadiah ranks very high. Yet even though Obadiah may not have demonstrated great bravery in the face of danger, he served the Lord nonetheless, and his efforts no doubt preserved the lives of many godly people.
Obadiah was in charge of wicked King Ahab’s palace, yet he himself was a devout believer. When evil Queen Jezebel began to destroy the prophets of the Lord, Obadiah hid one hundred of them in a cave and
provided them with food and water.
During this time there was a severe famine, and Ahab and Obadiah went looking for water for his animals. While Obadiah was searching in one area, the prophet Elijah approached him and told him to tell Ahab that he was there. Obadiah was very concerned, however, because Ahab had already been looking everywhere for Elijah to arrest him, and
Obadiah feared that Elijah would disappear again and make Obadiah out
to be a liar to Ahab. Elijah understood Obadiah’s concern and promised to appear before Ahab that day.
When Elijah appeared before Ahab, he challenged him to bring hundreds of the prophets of Baal and Asherah to Mount Carmel for a contest to see who was the true God. When the Lord showed Himself to be the true God, Elijah and the people of Israel killed the prophets of Baal and Asherah.
Even though Obadiah wasn’t the main character of the story, the role he played definitely helped the people of God survive the crises.January 18, 2023 at 5:24 pm #1307
The book of Obadiah in the Bible is one of the shortest books in the Old Testament, consisting of only 21 verses. It is a prophecy that addresses the nation of Edom, which was located in the southern part of modern-day Jordan.
Obadiah begins by declaring that the Lord will punish Edom for its pride and arrogance. The Edomites were descendants of Esau, the brother of Jacob, and they had a longstanding feud with the Israelites. Obadiah accuses the Edomites of rejoicing and taking advantage of their Israelite brothers during their time of captivity and distress.
The Lord promises to bring destruction upon the Edomites for their treachery and for standing idly by while the Israelites were being attacked. Obadiah also predicts that the Edomites will be conquered by a foreign nation and that their land will be divided among their enemies.
Despite the harsh words of judgment, Obadiah also includes a message of hope for the Israelites. The Lord promises to restore the fortunes of the Israelites and to gather them from all the nations where they have been scattered. The Lord will also establish them as a powerful nation once again and they will dwell securely in their own land.
Obadiah is a reminder that the Lord is a God of justice and righteousness, and that He will hold nations accountable for their actions. It is also a reminder that the Lord is a God of mercy and redemption, and that He will restore and bless those who trust in Him.
In conclusion, the book of Obadiah is a powerful reminder of the consequences of arrogance, treachery and idolatry. It is also a message of hope and redemption for the Israelites and for all who put their trust in the Lord.January 18, 2023 at 5:36 pm #1308
Here are a few quotes from the book of Obadiah in the Bible:
“For the day of the Lord draws near on all the nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.” – Obadiah 1:15
“But on Mount Zion will be deliverance; it will be holy, and Jacob will possess his inheritance.” – Obadiah 1:17
“But the house of Jacob will be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame; the house of Esau will be stubble, and they will set it on fire and consume it.” – Obadiah 1:18
“The kingdom will be the Lord’s.” – Obadiah 1:21
“And saviors will come to Mount Zion to judge the mountain of Esau, and the kingdom will be the Lord’s.” – Obadiah 1:21
“For the violence done to your brother Jacob, shame shall cover you, and you shall be cut off forever.” – Obadiah 1:10
“The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rock, in your lofty dwelling, who say in your heart, ‘Who will bring me down to the ground?'” – Obadiah 1:3
“As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.” – Obadiah 1:15
“But on Mount Zion there shall be those who escape, and it shall be holy, and the house of Jacob shall possess their own possessions.” – Obadiah 1:17
“But in the day that you stood aloof, in the day that strangers carried off his wealth and foreigners entered his gates and cast lots for Jerusalem, you were like one of them.” – Obadiah 1:11
“The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rock, in your lofty dwelling, who say in your heart, ‘Who will bring me down to the ground?'” – Obadiah 1:3
“Therefore, as I live, declares the Lord God, I will give you over to bloodshed, and bloodshed shall pursue you; because you have not hated bloodshed, therefore bloodshed shall pursue you.” – Obadiah 1:11
“The men of Dedan will say to you, ‘Are you driven out, like a driven out rogue?’ When you dwell among the sheepfolds, you will be like a lion among the beasts of the forest.” – Obadiah 1:13
“I will make you a small kingdom, you shall be the least among the nations, but in no way shall you be insignificant.” – Obadiah 1:2
“For the Lord will execute judgment by fire, and by his sword, on all flesh; and those slain by the Lord shall be many.” – Obadiah 1:16
“And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau stubble; they shall burn them and consume them, and there shall be no survivor for the house of Esau, for the Lord has spoken.” – Obadiah 1:18
“And there shall be no survivors of the house of Esau; for the Lord has spoken.” – Obadiah 1:18
“And the kingdom shall be the Lord’s.” – Obadiah 1:21
“For the Lord has spoken concerning Edom, concerning the men of Teman: ‘Behold, they shall be dragged off with all their multitude, with all their wealth and all their allies'” – Obadiah 1:5
“And the captives of this host of the children of Israel shall possess the land of the Canaanites as far as Zarephath. And the captives of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad shall possess the cities of the south.” – Obadiah 1:20
In Obadiah’s prophecy, it is clear that the Lord is a God of justice and righteousness, who will punish nations for their sins and hold them accountable for their actions. It also includes a message of hope for the Israelites, the Lord promises to restore their fortunes and gather them from all the nations where they have been scattered, and establish them as a powerful nation once again.
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