Obadiah: “My Boyfriend’s Back and You’re Gonna Be in Trouble”
Obadiah 1:10-14 - “Because of the violence done to your brother Jacob, shame shall cover you, and you shall be cut off forever. On the day that you stood aloof, on the day that strangers carried off his wealth and foreigners entered his gates and cast lots for Jerusalem, you were like one of them. But do not gloat over the day of your brother in the day of his misfortune; do not rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their ruin; do not boast in the day of distress. Do not enter the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; do not gloat over his disaster in the day of his calamity; do not loot his wealth in the day of his calamity. Do not stand at the crossroads to cut off his fugitives; do not hand over his survivors in the day of distress.” (ESV)
As we face judgment and humiliation, we should rest in of God’s loving vengeance.
I. Because He is taking names and deciding who to free and who to blame. (vv.10-14)
II. Because He committed to giving our irritators a beating and cutting them down to size. (vv.1-9)
III. Because He is going to save our reputation. (vv. 15-21)
IV. Application: How to wait for a “boyfriend” to come back.
G. Tyler Fischer has been the Headmaster at Veritas Academy since 1997. He received a B.A. in History from Grove City College and a Masters of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools. He was the Managing Editor of the Omnibus Curriculum Project from Veritas Press. Ty and his wife,... read more