Heavenly Father, thank You for the prophecy of Obadiah which helps me to reflect on the dangers of pride, arrogance, vengefulness, and a bitter heart of unforgiveness. May I never forget that a haughty soul will be brought crashing down from its lofty heights - in God's time and in His way, while those with a humble of heart will be lifted up. Help me to do justly, love kindness, show mercy, and walk humbly before You all the days of my life, for Your greater praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, as the world gets darker and increasingly dangerous, I recognise that we are living in perilous times. But praise Your holy name that You have told us the end from the beginning, through holy men of God, like Obadiah - and Jesus Christ, Whom You sent to be our Kinsman-Redeemer. Thank You that as perfect God and sinless man, He paid the price for my sin. Give each one of Your children an increasing urgency to share the good news of the gospel of grace with those that are dead in their sins, before that great and terrible Day of the Lord begins. Give us courage, patience, endurance, and a heart to seek the lost. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.