This resource offers accessible and easy-to-read commentary on the book of Obadiah. In this commentary, you’ll find verse-by-verse analysis, introduction to the history and context of the book, and an overview of important themes and events.
It is said that "the best things come in small packages" and certainly the book of Obadiah bears that out. Weighing in at just twenty-one verses, it is packed full of good things: rich theology, powerful imagery, unsettling challenges to our thinking and living, and huge promise for the triumph of God’s purposes. Obadiah uses key biblical themes such as mountains and brothers, the kingdom of God and the day of the Lord; he challenges his hearers and readers by what he says about malice, pride and complacency; he encourages God’s people with the promise of their sure inheritance; and he raises wider matters of justice, spiritual warfare and the international spread of the kingdom of God. Furthermore, like all the prophets, Obadiah over and over points us to the kindness and justice of the Lord Jesus Christ and to the greatness of what he has done for us.
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[David Field] writes with a passion for Jesus Christ and God's coming kingdom that draws the reader to worship.
—John Tindall, Associate Pastor, Monyhull Church, Kings Norton, Birmingham
Obadiah, like many short books, is densely packed with the truths of God. In this book—in equal measure scholarly and pastoral—David Field does wonderful work in unpacking those truths and showing their relevance for Christians today.
—Doug Wilson, Pastor, Christ Church, Moscow