Lofty places. The Edomites lived south and west of Israel in the area where present day Jordan is. This area is full of rocky terrain and if you go there today, you will see caves dwellings and houses carved into the rock, like Petra. Read Obadiah 1:3.
“The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, You who live in the clefts of the rock, In the loftiness of your dwelling place, Who say in your heart, ‘Who will bring me down to earth?’
Obadiah 1:3 NASB
God gives Obadiah an analogy. The people of Edom were so arrogant and so high on themselves that God lilens it to their dwelling places. They live up high and as a result, they think higher of themselves. They have an arrogant and haughty attitude, not just towards God, but towards everyone.
Do we have an arrogant attitude towards God? Are we someone who thinks higher of themselves than what we should. What does God think of us? We need to understand that God’s opinion is the only one that counts. Do we see ourselves as God sees us?