This is Daniel Whyte III president of Gospel Light Society International with The Scripture & the Sense Podcast #516, 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 13-14.
13 Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;
14 Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.
That was Obadiah 13-14. Now here is the sense of it.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary reads:
Edom’s crimes against Judah went beyond being spectators who rejoiced over Judah’s misfortune. Because of wrong attitudes, sinful actions followed. Edom even entered Jerusalem’s gates, looking down in arrogance on God’s people in their calamity. Edom looted their wealth, killed those who tried to escape, and handed over any survivors to the attacking armies. The threefold repetition of in the day of their disaster heightens the effect of the calamity Judah experienced. Violence, harbored in the heart, gave birth to violent acts. When did all this happen? This probably took place when the Philistines and Arabians attacked Jerusalem in the days of Jehoram, Jehoshaphat’s son. Since Obadiah told Edom not to do such things again, he was probably writing about a time before Jerusalem’s total destruction by Nebuchadnezzar.
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