Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday, September 9th: Obadiah 1, 2 Kings 25:22-26, Jeremiah 40:7-41:18 ~ Conrad

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is: Obadiah 1, 2 Kings 25:22-26, Jeremiah 40:7-41:18

"The day of the Lord is near  for all nations.  As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head." Obadiah 1:15

Obadiah prophesies judgment against the people of Edom.  God would destroy them as a result of their violence against Israel, for their delight in the destruction of Jerusalem, and for their involvement in plundering the city.

Reading this reminded me of how much God wants us to love our brothers.  Not only our blood brothers, but all people, as we are all an offspring of God.  God loves His people and because of this love, He will not allow anyone to remain unpunished for their actions.

This reading was directed towards the people of Edom, but it is relevant for us today too.  We will be held accountable for all our actions and thoughts.  Just as God restored Israel, we too can be restored through Jesus Christ.  If God loves and offers His gift of restoration to all, we too should show love to all.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Jeremiah 42-44

1 comment:

Tammy Reimer said...

So true that our love and compassion should not just be reserved for a select few. Thankfully, that is not how God loves!