And yet we…
And still God…
Last Week – Nineveh knew what they were supposed to do and chose to blatantly disobey and rebel against God…and they were destroyed
This Week – Different kind of disobedience and its consequences, the disobedience of standing by and doing nothing when someone is in need
What Would You Do? – all these scenarios when people see awful things happening and we get awkward and find ways to pretend it’s not happening versus getting involved
We say things like – “it’s not my place” “I didn’t want to get hurt” “I didn’t want my
kids to get hurt”
– shortest book in OT (17 verses)
– written in the form of a dirge of doom
– Edomites – descendants of Esau
vv. 10-15, Obadiah explains why Edom will be destroyed, namely blatant arrogance toward God and persecution of God’s children
- Obadiah said God would destroy Edom as punishment for standing by when Babylon invaded Judah
o A21 campaign – why didn’t you come sooner?
- Edom located in the mountains – thought they were invincible
vv. 17-21 – God will fight for His children and those who stand against or stand by will be destroyed
Who are God’s children? We are all God's children - the vulnerable, the oppressed,
the hungry, the abused
The redeemed are called to restore - we can no longer stand by while our brothers and sisters get hurt, it's time to get involved.
For more information on the A21 Campaign, check out theA21Campaign.org. Our senior high students will be fasting on the 21st to bring awareness to human trafficking - would you like to get involved?