Our Righteous, Gracious, Sovereign God

This message by Pastor Rod Harris was delivered at Trinity Baptist Church on Sunday evening, May 13, 2007, and was taken from the book of Obadiah.

Obadiah is preaching to a secure, prosperous, self-sufficient people. Sounds a lot like us sometimes. What can we learn from this small book? Mark Dever has divided Obadiah in this way: 1. Who are Gods enemies?  2. Who are God’s friends?  3. Who is God? Pastor Rod uses a similar division in bringing this book to the people at Trinity Church.

  1. God pronounces judgment on Edom because:
    1. they are a proud and arrogant nation, and
    2. they oppose the people of God.
  2. God shows his protection over his people, even though they are wayward. God’s people are comforted.
  3. God sovereignly proclaims his reign over all the peoples of the earth in the last line of Obadiah: “…and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s.”

Application for us today: 1. What are we trusting in? 2. Are we telling the whole truth about the nature of God?

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