Obadiah’s was not the only warning against Edom’s arrogance. Jeremiah’s prophecy was also a strong condemnation of their evil. But God didn’t stop with condemnation—He also called them to turn and run back! This is an example of God’s compassion toward sinners. Because He desires that people repent and be saved, He calls for us to flee from sin. He brings what is done in the darkness to light and then calls us to walk in that light (1 John 1:5-7). God continues to do this today. As we read His Word, the Holy Spirit convicts us of sin. As we walk in relationship with other believers, we speak truth into one another’s lives, and we carry one another’s burdens as we pursue holiness. The conviction that comes in the moment is rarely comfortable. But the freedom that results from repentance is sweet.
Whom do you know who speaks difficult truth into your life?