Obadiah

Brother Israel was successful,
blessed and strong was Jacob’s race;
but frustrated Edom’s malice
festered: they did not seek grace.
But the Kingdom is Jehovah’s
– he who sees and will repay.
Holy is the church and people
he redeems for that great day
.

Violence, gloating at disaster,
and withholding helping hand,
robbing, looting vanquished Judah,
vile to those who fled their land.

‘Who can bring me down?’ – the LORD can.
Pride deceives – he’ll make you small;
friends will trap, and wise men fail you,
warriors won’t prevent your fall.

God can stop the strongest armies; –
he releases, and restrains.
They who drink ungodly pleasures,
drink the judgement he ordains.

Day of God draws near, consuming
fire his foes will have to face
if they’re not transformed, made faithful,
while it’s still the Day of grace.

Spacious, peaceful is God’s kingdom
for the faithful of the LORD:
stable leaders fed with Scripture
to the world will take his Word.
But the Kingdom is Jehovah’s
– he who sees and will repay.
Holy is the church and people
he redeems for that great day

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