Introduction to Obadiah: Edom's Error (Obadiah 1:1-21)

INTRODUCTION TO OBADIAH: EDOM’S ERROR

Obadiah 1:1-21

· Obadiah prophesied shortly after the demise of Judah 586 – 539 BC. His is the shortest book in the Old Testament. His message was simply a warning to Edom and a promise to Israel of future restoration.

I. ABOUT EDOM (vs. 1-9)

     a. Compare verses 1-4 and Jeremiah 49:14-16. What does this tell us? _______________________________________________

     b. Edom was the descendants of Esau. Why should they have helped Judah (or at least not conspired against them)? _________       _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     c. Why was Edom feeling so secure? (vs. 3-4) ___________________________________________________________________

     d. How thoroughly will God plunder Edom? ______________________________________________________________________

II. GOD’S JUDGMENT (vs. 10-16)

     a. Why will God destroy Edom? _______________________________________________________________________________

     b. When Babylon sacked Jerusalem what was Edom doing? ________________________________________________________

     c. What justice was the Lord intending for Edom in verse 15-16? ____________________________________________________

III. FUTURE BLESSING (vs. 17-21)

     a. In contrast to Edom’s destruction what did God purpose for the house of Jacob? _____________________________________

     _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     b. What hope does the house of Esau have? ____________________________________________________________________

     c. What is to become of Edom’s land? _________________________________________________________________________

     d. In verse 21 the reference to “saviors” means deliverers and in a sense messiahs…not to be confused with “The Messiah” or

     The Savior.” How was this concept already part of Israel’s history? _________________________________________________

     ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     e. Whose kingdom will prevail in the end? _____________________________________________________________________

APPLICATION: How does “vengeance is Mine, I will repay declares the Lord” apply to the book of Obadiah? __________________

___________________________________________________________ How should we apply it to our lives? __________________

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