May 27, 2012 “My Kingdom or God’s Kingdom”

Now open your Bibles to the prophetic book Obadiah.  I’ll give you a moment because it’s a little difficult to find (Pew Bible pg.914).  It’s a very short book, just one chapter with twenty-one verses, sandwiched between Amos and Jonah, so it’s easy to miss.  Scholars are not certain where Obadiah fits in the timeline of OT history, but most likely he is a contemporary of Jeremiah, so he would be in that category of prophets through whom God spoke in the days of the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians and the exile that followed.  To get started, let’s just read v.1.
Obadiah 1 - The vision of Obadiah. This is what the Sovereign LORD says about Edom— We have heard a message from the LORD: An envoy was sent to the nations to say, “Rise, and let us go against her for battle”

Now open your Bibles to the prophetic book Obadiah.  I’ll give you a moment because it’s a little difficult to find (Pew Bible pg.914).  It’s a very short book, just one chapter with twenty-one verses, sandwiched between Amos and Jonah, so it’s easy to miss.  Scholars are not certain where Obadiah fits in the timeline of OT history, but most likely he is a contemporary of Jeremiah, so he would be in that category of prophets through whom God spoke in the days of the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians and the exile that followed.  To get started, let’s just read v.1.
Obadiah 1 – The vision of Obadiah. This is what the Sovereign LORD says about Edom— We have heard a message from the LORD: An envoy was sent to the nations to say, “Rise, and let us go against her for battle”

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    Dr. Michael Dean has been the senior pastor at Travis Avenue Baptist Church since 1991, having also served churches elsewhere in Texas and New Mexico. He and his wife Nan are blessed with two married children and three grandchildren. With a keen sense of calling to shepherd the flock of God entrusted to his care, Michael longs to see people become passionate followers of Jesus Christ. His hobbies include long-distance running, golf and hunting.

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