This is Daniel Whyte III president of Gospel Light Society International with The Scripture & the Sense Podcast #513, where I read the Word of God and give the sense of it based on an authoritative commentary source such as the Bible Knowledge Commentary or Matthew Henry Commentary. This podcast is based upon Nehemiah 8:8 where it says Ezra and the Levites “read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.” The aim of this podcast is that through the simple reading of the Word of God and the giving of the sense of it, the church would be revived and the world would be awakened.
Today we are reading Obadiah 8-9.
8 Shall I not in that day, saith the Lord, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?
9 And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.
That was Obadiah 8-9. Now here is the sense of it.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary reads:
God had said He would debase Edom, bringing her down from her pride, and destroy her. Now He said He would destroy the wise men of Edom and her men of understanding. Her wise leaders would be unable to rescue her. Even Edom’s warriors would be in complete dismay, and all Edomites who sought safety in Esau’s mountains would be slaughtered. Teman, Edom’s capital named for Esau’s grandson, represented the entire nation. Edom’s arrogance led to her complete humiliation. Her security and wealth would be gone, and her wise leaders, soldiers, and others would all fall under God’s mighty hand. Nothing could render her safe—not her geographical position or military power or wisdom. What a false hope pride gives unbelievers who try to find security in their own strength apart from God.
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