This is Daniel Whyte III president of Gospel Light Society International with The Scripture & the Sense Podcast #512, 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 7.
7 All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding in him.
That was Obadiah 7. Now here is the sense of it.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary reads:
Edom prided herself in the alliances she had with her neighboring countries. Perhaps they became her allies to gain favorable trade relations with her. But those allies, in whom Edom trusted, would become her enemies. They would pursue her to her border, deceiving her and overpowering her. Ironically Edom, deceived by her own pride, would then be deceived by her allies! What an alarming strategy—not an attack by a known enemy, but an ambush by an ally. Those who eat your bread refers to friends or allies. Another point of irony in Obadiah 7 is that Edom, known for her wise men, would be totally ignorant of her allies’ deceptive scheme. The downfall referred to here probably occurred in the late sixth or early fifth century b.c. when the Nabateans went to the Edomites who took them in for a banquet. Once welcomed inside Edomite territory, the Nabateans turned against their ally and killed the guards.
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