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Scripture Union Daily Guide 29 May 2020 – The Restoration of Judah

Scripture Union Daily Guide 29 May 2020

Topic: The Restoration of Judah

Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, I pray that you order my steps today through your word as I meditate on it.

Scripture: Obadiah 16–21

Reflection
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Is there any promise for me to believe or hope for?

Scripture Union Daily Guide 29 May 2020

Outline: This second part of the prophecy addresses the people of Jerusalem in the plural form, ”you” (v.16). In the same verse, the idea of God’s judgment is likened to a drunk person. The image of ”drunk” on my holy mountain could mean the outpouring of God’s wrath (Psalm 75:8; Jeremiah 25:15–29).

Note in v.17 God’s promise of restoration/deliverance The NRSV expresses the idea of salvation with the phrase “on mount Zion, there shall be those that escape”, the theme of salvation for a small group or a remnant (Isaiah 4:2; 10:20). “The house of Jacob will possess its inheritance.” What does this mean? It is a promise that Israelites will have the opportunity to claim their territorial possessions. After the destruction of Jerusalem, the neighbouring people took possession of Judah’s land.

The judgment against Edom will result in the restoration of the land belonging to the people of Judah. Similarly, v.18, continues with the promise of the restoration of Judah with the language of fire and destruction.

The prophet clearly stated that the enemies of Israel will be utterly destroyed with no survivors from the house of Esau. Edom will be destroyed, and Judah will actively participate in the process of destruction. Read vv.19–20. Edom is judged for taking some of the lands belonging to Judah.

Practice/Word Application
• Thought: “I will not leave you nor forsake you”

Prayer Points
• O Lord, restore to me all that l have lost out of ignorance.
• Thank God for the huge impact of the Bible on human souls and the power in it to transform lives.
• Offer a prayer of faith in line with Jeremiah 31:4

Read the Bible in one Year
2 Kings 22–23; Matt. 16