“On the day that you stood aloof, on the day that strangers carried off his wealth…” (Obadiah 1:11)
The nation of Edom sinned by standing “aloof” as other nations wickedly plundered Jerusalem and God’s people. They chose to do nothing while a nation they used to call brothers was attacked. They chose to do nothing while their neighbors were mistreated and abused.
God condemns them for what they didn’t do. Sin doesn’t always come in the form of action – sometimes it is our inaction that marks us as wicked. Those who stand by and do nothing when it is in their power to do good have chosen comfort over conviction and laziness over love. May we never be known as standing aloof when it is in our ability to act courageously.
“Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.” (James 4:17)
Matt 4:4 #Biblebites