Obadiah

E. L. Lovering, Ilfracombe

Name Means: Servant of Jehovah.

Contemporary with Jeremiah, but nothing known about him. The Prophecy is against Edom, the Posterity of Esau, the Persistent enemies of Israel.

Theme: The Kingdom shall be the Lord's (v. 21).
Retribution and Righteousness.

Outline: The Doom of Edom, vv. 1-7.

1. State of Edom described, vv. 1-9.

vv. 3, 4, 5. Deceived—false security.

"The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee."

Edom's challenge —"Who shall bring me down to the ground?" God's replay - "Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down."

v. 6. Discovered - "How are the hidden thoughts of Esau searched out! How are his hidden treasures sought up!"

v. 7. Deserted - "the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee."

vv. 8, 9. Dismayed - "Thy mighty men shall be dismayed."

2. Sins of Edom denounced, vv. 10-14.

v. 10. Cruelty towards his brother Jacob

v. 11. Confederacy with enemies of Judah - "thou wast as one of them."

v. 12. Callousness in the day of Judah’s distress - "neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction."

v. 13. Covetousness - "nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity."

v. 14. Cut off "those of his that did escape."

3. The Deliverance of Israel, vv. 15-21.

v. 15. Recompense of Edom - "as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee."

v. 17. Reward of Jacob - "But upon Mt. Zion shall be deliverance, and the house of Jacob shall posses their possessions."

The Judgement of God is Retributive, vv. 15, 16.
Righteous, v. 17.
Restorative, v. 21.

v. 21. "Saviours shall come upon Mt. Zion to judge the Mt. of Esau"; then "the Kingdom shall be the Lord’s"
Divine sovereignty would bring deliverance even to Edom. See also Numbers 24. 17-19.
Phil. 3. 21. "He is able even to subject all things unto Himself.

There are 10 articles in
ISSUE (1951, Volume 4 Issue 3)

The Basket of Firstfruits

The Church—Christ’s Pyramid of Living Stones

Divine Fellowship Conditional

Harry Lacey

The Message

Obadiah

Reports of Gospel Work and Other Assembly Activities

1 Timothy 5. 17 to 25

A Virtuous Woman

What shall I do?

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The Trials of Persecution and the Wisdom of God

The First Main Division

The Triumph of Redemption and The Work of God

The Teachings of Jehovah and the will of God - Part 1

Revelation of Divine Purpose in Exodus

The Teachings of Jehovah and the will of God - Part 2

Lessons from Leviticus - Introduction and Chapter 1

Lessons from Leviticus - Chapters 6-10

Lessons from Leviticus - Chapters 11-17

Lessons from Leviticus - Chapter 23

Lessons from Leviticus - Chapters 24-25

Notes from Numbers - Chapters 22 - 25

Notes from Numbers - Chapters 26-30

Notes from Numbers - Chapters 31-35

In the Beginning

Trivials or Spirituals?

Patient Perseverance

Restful Resignation

The Flood - Fact or Fiction?

Gifts to the Church - 1 Cor. 12.

Christ and the Bible

Go to Jericho!

Worship: The House Filled (Part 4)

Matter in Miniature

My Beloved

My Beloved ”My Beloved ”

‘My Beloved’ - His Bride (Part 1)

My Beloved

‘My Beloved’ - His Bride (Part 3)

Joel

Amos

Second Epistle of Peter

Obadiah

Habakkuk

The Inspiration of Scripture

Perfect Humanity

Absolute Deity

The Death of Christ

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

The Ascension and Exaltation of Christ

The Holy Spirit - His Person

The Holy Spirit - His Work

The Holy Spirit and His Work (2)

Spiritual Blessings - Remission

Spiritual Blessings - Redemption

Spiritual Blessing - Atonement

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John’s Gospel chapter 1

John’s Gospel Chapter 1

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John’s Gospel Chapter 2

John’s Gospel Chapter 4

John’s Gospel Chapter 5

John’s Gospel Chapter 6

John’s Gospel Chapter 6

John’s Gospel Chapter 9

John’s Gospel Chapter 11

John’s Gospel Chapter 6

John’s Gospel Chapter 8

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John’s Gospel Chapter 13

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By Galilee

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Ritual and Reality

Highlights of the Gighway (1)

Highlights of the Highway (2)

The Unclean Spirit, Mark 1. 21-28

The Man with the withered hand, Mark 3. 1-6

Scenes in the Synagogue (3)

Gathering To His Name - Matt. 18. 20

The Lord’s Table And The Lord’s Supper 1 Cor. 10, 15, 23. 11. 20—34

Himself