31 min

UnWandered Words: Obadiah Highland Views

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The last sermon in the series "UnWandered Words" focuses on Obadiah. This is the least studied and researched of all, based on statistics from the online Bible app called Bible Gateway.  It is the shortest book in the Old Testament with only 21 verses. The book of Obadiah is one of the minor (short) prophecies and is in the form of Hebrew poetry. The subject of this book is the fate of the Edomites. Back in Genesis, we learn about Isaac and Rebekah's twin boys, Jacob and Esau. They grew up to become bitter enemies until near the end of their lives. Esau's descendants were called the Edomites, and Jacob's were called Israelites. in Obadiah's book, the Edomites had built a city high on a stony mountain and inside a cleft in the rock. They were very proud of this "city in the sky", and Obadiah references God scoffing at their false pride and sinful ways.

The last sermon in the series "UnWandered Words" focuses on Obadiah. This is the least studied and researched of all, based on statistics from the online Bible app called Bible Gateway.  It is the shortest book in the Old Testament with only 21 verses. The book of Obadiah is one of the minor (short) prophecies and is in the form of Hebrew poetry. The subject of this book is the fate of the Edomites. Back in Genesis, we learn about Isaac and Rebekah's twin boys, Jacob and Esau. They grew up to become bitter enemies until near the end of their lives. Esau's descendants were called the Edomites, and Jacob's were called Israelites. in Obadiah's book, the Edomites had built a city high on a stony mountain and inside a cleft in the rock. They were very proud of this "city in the sky", and Obadiah references God scoffing at their false pride and sinful ways.

31 min