This is Daniel Whyte III president of Gospel Light Society International with The Scripture & the Sense Podcast #521, 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 21.
21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s.
That was Obadiah 21. Now here is the sense of it.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary reads:
From Jerusalem deliverers will govern the people who will have occupied the mountains of Esau. In the Millennium, the kingdom will belong to the Lord. Israel will be restored as a nation, she will occupy the land, and she will be ruled by her King, the Lord Himself. The short Book of Obadiah presents a powerful message. It shows what happens to those who reject God’s Word and His grace, rebelling in foolish pride. During Edom’s prosperity many in Israel could have asked, “Why do the wicked prosper?” But the voice of Obadiah comes thundering through the pages of the Old Testament, and is echoed in the New: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows”. Obadiah’s words underscore the fact of God’s justice. “For we know Him who said, It is Mine to avenge; I will repay. It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God”. One who responds in obedience to the grace of God has everything to gain, but a person who spurns His grace in pride has everything to lose.
Thank you for listening to the Scripture & The Sense Podcast. Remember to read the Word of God each and every day and pray without ceasing to God for wisdom to understand it and apply it to your life. Most importantly, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved. Please stay tuned for a complete presentation of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ so that you can get your soul saved from Hell to that wonderful place called Heaven when you die. May God bless you and keep you is my prayer.