TODAY'S NEW LESSon
Three weeks ago when we began this
study of the little Old Testament Book of Obadiah I did not know
exactly where its twenty-one verses would lead us. Part history,
part prophecy, all divinely inspired and inerrant!
This Portion of Scripture chronicles
the relationship between the Jews, the people of Judah
specifically, and the Edomites. Their cousins from across the
It relates how badly the Edomites,
descendants of Esau, hated ... literally despised ... her
cousins, her distant brothers!
We here read of one of Israel's
lowest moments in all her long and varied history. When she fell
to the Babylonians, because of unconfessed, blatant, rebellious,
But still, near the end of the Book
Judah is offered "hope!"
And Edom, four times called the
"Mount of Esau" in the Book, is offered "no hope!"
One commentator labels Obadiah a
Unit of Scripture that shares a "profound theology of hope!"
God is not "through" with Israel, or
He has for her a plan!
Truly in the sense of Jeremiah
29:11. "For I know the thoughts that I
think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of
evil, to give you an expected end."
Yes, some day Israel will believe!
She will be given ... and will
accept ... a Saviour!
Jesus Christ the Lord!
So promises the Holy Spirit in many
places, particularly including the little Book of Obadiah!
Again today I share with you the
Prophecy's last verse. "And saviours shall
come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the
kingdom shall be the LORD'S."
Even so, Come Lord Jesus!
--- Dr. Mike Bagwell
These current Obadiah
Lessons are being saved for you right
HERE on the Website. I want you
to be able to read them consecutively, without any interruption.
Of course this will only be possible after the Series has been
completed. I am immensely enjoying Obadiah, especially its
boldness and truthfulness. This Book presents us a pristine
example of the accuracy of Bible prophecy.
And furthermore, all the
recently completed Lessons on "Jesus as Teacher" will remain archived
HERE on the Website. May they
be a blessing to you! Each of the Gospels presents Jesus as a
wonderful Mentor, but in four different ways!
To study any of our other
Bible Expositions, visit the
SITE MAP Page. There you will find over
eleven years of Verse-by-Verse work. Generally speaking, the older lessons
are nearer the top of the Page and the newer lessons closer to the