Bible Passage: Obadiah
Obadiah is the shortest book of the Old Testament. 21 verses total. What we learn in the book of Obadiah is that family rivalry can last many, many years. In fact, even when your enemy is at your brothers door, it’s entirely possible to cheer while they destroy your brother.
That was the story for Edom. They were proud of their position. And when they saw Jerusalem get overthrown by the Babylonians in 586 BC they cheered on the enemy. It’s hard to imagine, but that’s exactly what happened. Not only did they cheer, but they joined in.
In this sermon we learn just how Pride and Unforgiveness lead us to destruction.