As much as Obadiah is a book about sin and judgment, it is also one of hope. And as believers today, we have an even greater hope reading it because we have seen the promise begin to come to fruition in Jesus. When Jesus—the Son of God Himself— began His earthly ministry, He declared, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:15). He came proclaiming “the gospel of God” (1:14) and performing signs and wonders. He went to the cross and died in place of sinners and was raised again from death. And God gave Him power and authority over all creation, and every knee “in heaven and on earth and under the earth” is commanded to bow before Him and “confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Phil. 2:9-11).
How does the gospel give you hope today?