“We have heard a report from the LORD, and an envoy has been sent among the nations saying, ‘Arise and let us go against her for battle’ ” (Obadiah 1:1)
There are many fascinating details in the book of Obadiah – though it be small, it is mighty. When God told Obadiah to proclaim that the nation of Edom would soon be destroyed, He began by saying that He had sent an “envoy” amongst the nations to stir them up against Edom. How this angelic messenger stirred up the wrath of the nations around Edom, we can’t say, but that does not negate the fact that he did.
When God decided to destroy Edom, He merely needed to turn the public sentiment against them. Many a nation currently sits in peace simply because its neighbors have no interest in attacking them… but that can change in a heartbeat. All nations and their leaders rule at the pleasure of the King. When He decides to depose or destroy them, He will.
“Let every soul be subject to the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.” (Romans 13:1)
Matt 4:4 #Biblebites