The Pride of Our Heart! Obadiah 1:1-21
Many of us have come to grips with who we are in comparison to God and His mercy & grace. We keenly are aware, at least on a reasonable level, that we do not deserve the forgiveness we have received and the kindness that has been shown to us.
There are a significant number of individuals who have not humbled themselves. They believe they have a right to the breaks they have received & the opportunities that have come their way. That is called pride! Thinking of themselves ‘more highly then they ought to think’!
The book of Obadiah is addressed to Edom, who was like that. When God asked them to forgive the past and move on to do what is right, in the future, they refused to listen. They had forgotten God’s goodness towards themselves. Their pride would not let them acknowledge their need to let go of the past. They would rather experience the judgment of God, than to acknowledge their pride and trust God to deal with the injustices they may have experienced.
It’s a great book for our time! Contemporary, decisive, and heart searching! It asks us to evaluate our own relationships in life.
See you Sunday!