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Obadiah

February 2, 2018

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for several chapters creates the opportunity to revisit them and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

2 thoughts on “Obadiah”

  1. 1:3 The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, ‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’

    Pride deceives us. It makes us think we are self-sufficient; that we are capable of determining our own destiny; that we are safe in our little clefts; that we are safe in our home on the heights; that we are safe from attacks; protected by our own supposed cleverness. Yet God can destroy our defences with a mere breath. We are also deceived when we think our friends will protect us from danger (v.7).

    God is determined to break our pride to make us realize how dependant on him we really are. Pride is obnoxious to God because it presents such a distorted view of life. Pride puffs up our view of ourselves and dethrones God from his rightful place in our lives.

  2. 1:3 The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, ‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’

    Pride deceives us. It makes us think we are self-sufficient; that we are capable of determining our own destiny; that we are safe in our little clefts; that we are safe in our home on the heights; that we are safe from attacks; protected by our own supposed cleverness. Yet God can destroy our defences with a mere breath. We are also deceived when we think our friends will protect us from danger (v.7).

    God is determined to break our pride to make us realize how dependant on him we really are. Pride is obnoxious to God because it presents such a distorted view of life. Pride puffs up our view of ourselves and dethrones God from his rightful place in our lives.

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