Edom and the nations had sinned against Judah and against God, and the Day of the Lord would come against them. But the promise of retribution was not the entirety of Obadiah’s message. God also promised restoration for His people. He would make them holy. And greater still, He would come and establish His kingdom for all to see. Imagine what it must have been like to hear these words the first time. God’s people had never had a history of unfailing faithfulness. Throughout the Old Testament, God was continually calling His people to repentance, to turn away from the sin that ensnared them. The situation they found themselves in was the fruit of years of rebellion against God. Yet even as He disciplined them, God had not abandoned them. He would restore His people, and better still, ultimately He would establish His rule over all the nations.
How does God’s call to repentance challenge you today?