Do not rejoice at the fall of God’s people

Obadiah Bible Background

12.17.2014 Old Testament: Oba 12–14

To read the Bible in a year, read Obadiah on December 17, In the year of our Lord 2014

By Don Ruhl

Judah sinned. Therefore, the Lord sent Babylon against them, but Edom, a nation related to Judah, took advantage of the situation, although Edom was not without their own sin. The Lord said,

“But you should not have gazed on the day of your brother
In the day of his captivity;
Nor should you have rejoiced over the children of Judah
In the day of their destruction;
Nor should you have spoken proudly
In the day of distress.
You should not have entered the gate of My people
In the day of their calamity.
Indeed, you should not have gazed on their affliction
In the day of their calamity,
Nor laid hands on their substance
In the day of their calamity.
You should not have stood at the crossroads
To cut off those among them who escaped;
Nor should you have delivered up those among them who remained
In the day of distress.”
(Obadiah 12–14) 

If a child of God sins and suffers for it, do not gloat, nor do anything to take advantage of situation, for who among us is without our own sin?

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