Minor Prophets (5)

The Edomites were relatives of the Israelites. God used the prophet Obadiah to warn the Edomites that He would judge them for what they had done to the Israelites.

God was not pleased with the Edomites. They were proud people. When the Israelites were being attacked by the Babylonians, the Edomites refused to help them. Verse 10 of Obadiah says, “You will be covered with shame because you were very cruel to your brother Jacob.” Obadiah’s message was that God would destroy the Edomites.

When we do unkind things to other people, we do not have Jesus’ love in us. In John 13:34-35 Jesus said, “I give you a new command: Love each other. You must love each other just as I loved you. All people will know that you are my followers if you love each other.”

Jesus wants us to be humble and to love other people. Follow Jesus’ teaching today. Look for ways to show His love to others.