top of page
"The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rick, in your lofty dwelling, who say in your heart, "Who will bring me down to the ground?" 1:3
WRITTEN TO: KINGDOM OF EDOM
CENTURY WRITTEN: 840s BC
KEY BIBLE VERSE: OBADIAH 1:3
BIBLE STORY LINK: CLICK HERE
1:1-14, ACCUSATIONS AGAINST THE LEADERS OF EDOM
1:15, THE DAY OF THE LORD
1:16-21, HOPE FOR THE RESTORATION OF GOD'S KINGDOM
The book begins with God addressing the pride of Edom (descendants of Esau) after Babylon has invaded and destroyed Israel. Their pride is challenged and the people are warned that they will be brought down from their place of self-exaltation. Not only did they see themselves as greater than the Israelites but they delighted in Israel’s destruction and partook in it.
There is a shift in verse 15 to address the pride of all people, wider than Edom, prophesying a time where the proud would be judged, for the Lord opposes the proud. The book then ends on a hopeful message that God will restore His kingdom. Again there is the theme that we must humble ourselves, but there is hope of salvation.
1. Pride is when we think we are better than others.
2. God likes us to prefer others and put them above ourselves.
KEY TEACHING POINTS
1. Pride is when we look down on others or God!
2. God opposes the proud, it is a serious sin!
1. Pride is a delusion of thinking we are better than others and don't need God.
2. God actively opposes people that are proud before Him.
AGE APPROPRIATE ADAPTATIONS
For the age of the children in Mini Church you will not need to adapt the story to make it appropriate to the listeners.
For the age of the children in Kids Church you will not need to adapt the story to make it appropriate to the listeners.
bottom of page