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Obadiah. Eh?

"The day of the LORD is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head." (Obadiah 1: 15)
 
Obadiah is a one-page book believed to have been written by him around BC 580. Most of his tiny book is direct words from the LORD God John to Edom, a tiny nation of descendants from Esau. 

 
Above therefore are the exact words of the LORD God through Obadiah the Prophet to a tiny nation. Intriguingly, Jesus, around AD 30 referred to the Law and the Prophets – including Obadiah – in this way: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” 

“So, whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets” (Jesus Christ, Sermon on the Mount, c. AD 30)
What happened to Edom? Turn it up in Wikipedia. It was wiped out. The single page book of Obadiah lists the deeds of Edom and how those deeds were paid out to them in due course. 

 
What do you think? Are the nations of today’s world facing “the day of the LORD”? Will our own deeds, as nations, “return upon [our] own head”

“Righteous punishment is a thousand light years away from revenge.” (Anon.)
More importantly, is there mercy before “the day of the LORD” arrives for me and I may receive my own deeds paid out to me?

 
Sinner Syvret

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