Obadiah - God's Punishment Broken Relationships

The Book of Obadiah is the shortest in the Old Testament. It only contains 21 verses, but packs a big punch. It deals with a very long running family feud between Israel and the Edomites.

The Israelites come from the line of Jacob, and the Edomites come from the line of Esau. These two were the twin sons of Isaac and Rebecca. When the two brothers split from one another, the relationship was severed, and never fully repaired. There were times that reconciliation occurred, but overall the damage had been done.

The book of Obadiah is an incredible view into the heart of God himself. He is personally offended when the humans he created in his own image refuse to rectify their broken relationships. This book is a prophecy of what would become of the Edomites for how they treated His people.

Recovery is a huge part of what we do here at theWELL. (www.CRwithHOPE.com)One of the primary things we teach is that recovery is not just for those with drug and alcohol issues. We all have hurts habits and hangups we need to gain freedom from. We use the word RECOVERY as an acronym for the 8 principles that will help anyone along the road to recovery.

The 6th principle is this: Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others when possible, except when to do so would harm them or others.

What relationships do you need to mend? How many generations could suffer if you refuse to come together with that person?


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