This is Daniel Whyte III president of Gospel Light Society International with The Scripture & the Sense Podcast #510, where I read the Word of God and give the sense of it based on an authoritative commentary source such as the Bible Knowledge Commentary or Matthew Henry Commentary. This podcast is based upon Nehemiah 8:8 where it says Ezra and the Levites “read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.” The aim of this podcast is that through the simple reading of the Word of God and the giving of the sense of it, the church would be revived and the world would be awakened.
Today we are reading Obadiah 3-4.
3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the Lord.
That was Obadiah 3-4. Now here is the sense of it.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary reads:
Her pride would be her undoing, for it would deceive her into thinking that no one could conquer her. “Pride” translates “to boil up, to be presumptuous.” This recalls Jacob’s cooking the stew which Esau bought with his birthright. The Edomites’ arrogance was presumptuous, whelming over their bounds, portrayed by the stew their ancestor ate. Contributing to this self-deception was the supposed security of Edom’s geographical location in the mountains of Seir. She trusted in the natural protection provided by the clefts of the rocks. Living in caves high on the heights above the ground level she felt totally safe from enemy attacks. Some of the Edomites had settled in such high caves and other places up in the mountains that it was as if they, hyperbolically speaking, were soaring like the eagle and nesting among the stars. In response to Edom’s self-confident, arrogant question, Who can bring me down to the ground? the Lord answered that He would bring them down! God, like an eagle, would swoop down on those who thought they were safe as eagles. Though Edom was almost impregnable to man, she was not inaccessible to God.
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