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    Christian Devotional – October 21, 2019

    Exiles will have a home. Read Obadiah 1:20. And the exiles of this host of the sons of Israel, Who are among the Canaanites as far as Zarephath, And the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad Will possess the cities of the Negev. Obadiah 1:20 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/oba.1.20.NASB Those people who have been displaced and trodden upon, they are going to find themselves with a home again. God is going to restore them. God restores his people. When we follow God, even during the difficult times, we find that God is capable of restoring us and bring us back to Him. Will we let Him do this in our lives?

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    Christian Devotional – October 20, 2019

    Lose it all. The people of Edam are going to lose everything they have, and it will go to those who have been their enemies. Read Obadiah 1:19. Then those of the Negev will possess the mountain of Esau, And those of the Shephelah the Philistine plain; Also, possess the territory of Ephraim and the territory of Samaria, And Benjamin will possess Gilead. Obadiah 1:19 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/oba.1.19.NASB Because of their disobedience, part of the judgment that God is bringing upon the people of Edom will be that they will lose everything they have. Prior verses have talked about them losing their fields and their crops, but now they will lose…

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    Christian Devotional – October 19, 2019

    Going to be burned up. Because of all they have done against Him, God explains the judgment. Read Obadiah 1:18. “Then the house of Jacob will be a fire And the house of Joseph a flame; But the house of Esau will be as stubble. And they will set them on fire and consume them, So that there will be no survivor of the house of Esau,” For the Lord has spoken. Obadiah 1:18 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/oba.1.18.NASB God will use the very people that Edom had been oppressing as the people who will bring about Edom’s downfall. These people will move through Edom like fire moves through kindling. As we look…

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    Christian Devotional – October 18, 2019

    There will some people left. Despite all tbat Edom has tried, they will not be able to wipe out Israel. “But on Mount Zion there will be those who escape, And it will be holy. And the house of Jacob will possess their possessions. Obadiah 1:17 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/oba.1.17.NASB The people of Jacob will endure because God is protecting them. God sees them and because of the relationship they have with God, He will preserve and protect them and ultimately, give them victory. God sees us and because of all the relationship we have with Him and because of His holiness, He will protect us and give us the victory. It…

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    Christian Devotional – October 17, 2019

    Are we truly taking in all that God offers us? Read Obadiah 1:16. “Because just as you drank on My holy mountain, All the nations will drink continually. They will drink and swallow And become as if they had never existed. Obadiah 1:16 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/oba.1.16.NASB Are we accepting God’s blessings without accepting God? We cannot truly understand and accept God’s blessings without accepting God. Otherwise it will only cause us harm.

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    Christian Devotional – October 16, 2019

    If you knew you were going to be treated the way you had treated others up to this point, would you be happy or upset about that? The people of Edom were faced with that very question. Read Obadiah 1:15. “For the day of the Lord draws near on all the nations. As you have done, it will be done to you. Your dealings will return on your own head. Obadiah 1:15 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/oba.1.15.NASB How have we treated other people? When it comes time for God to review and to judge, He often allows people to experience the very things that they have been doing to others. All of our…

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    Christian Devotional – October 15, 2019

    Do we help those in need? Edom didn’t. The people of Edom had an entirely different way of responding to those who were in need. Read Obadiah 1:14. “Do not stand at the fork of the road To cut down their fugitives; And do not imprison their survivors In the day of their distress. Obadiah 1:14 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/oba.1.14.NASB Edom had been actively seeking out the people of Israel during this time and had been killing or imprisoning those who had escaped the original fight. During the time of greatest need and vulnerability, Edom sought to annihilate the Israelites, not to save them. As we look at the people in the…

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    Christian Devotional – October 14, 2019

    Don’t kick someone while they are already down. It is amazing how many people feel better about themselves only when they are pushing someone down who is already down. Apparently the people of Edom were no exception to that. Read Obadiah 1:13. “Do not enter the gate of My people In the day of their disaster. Yes, you, do not gloat over their calamity In the day of their disaster. And do not loot their wealth In the day of their disaster. Obadiah 1:13 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/oba.1.13.NASB Walking in on people while they’re at their worst, gloating about someone else’s disaster, taking whatever is left from them, these are the actions…

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    Christian Devotional – October 13, 2019

    When we see others going through trials, how do we respond? Unfortunately, Edom didn’t have a great response. Read Obadiah 1:12. “Do not gloat over your brother’s day, The day of his misfortune. And do not rejoice over the sons of Judah In the day of their destruction; Yes, do not boast In the day of their distress. Obadiah 1:12 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/oba.1.12.NASB The people of Edom had gloated and rejoiced when others around them had fallen. They rejoiced when their brothers in Jerusalem had been defeated. Now that is being held against them. How do we respond when we see others going through struggles and problems? Do we gloat over…

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    Christian Devotional – October 12, 2019

    “You stood aloof.” The people of Edom had seen what was going on and the attacks on Jerusalem, but instead of helping their brothers, they stood off and watched, and even helped. Read Obadiah 1:11. “On the day that you stood aloof, On the day that strangers carried off his wealth, And foreigners entered his gate And cast lots for Jerusalem- You too were as one of them. Obadiah 1:11 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/oba.1.11.NASB The people of Edom had seen what was going on and yet they did not do anything to intervene. In fact, they were even part of the group attacking. Now God is going to hold them accountable for…