Saviors will ascend Mount Zion to rule over the hill country of Esau, but the kingdom will be the LORD’s.
Obadiah verse 21
We live among people longing for saviors. How great would it be if someone would ascend the hill and plant a flag of victory over the world’s conflict and injustice?
We cry out, “Give us prosperity. Give us equality. Give us revenge against the poorly measured scales of righteousness.”
Ever since our feet have trod on the terra firma east of Eden, we have experienced conflict. Political and social saviors emmerge, ascend and fall. But Obadiah reminds us in the midst of a difficult time in our nation’s history that there is a greater Kingdom to defend than health care, homeland security and the scandalous backroom deals of politicians whose hands drip with the blight of corruption.
There is an everlasting kingdom that isn’t shaken in the least.
The church must carefully avoid foolish arguements over predestination, judging each other’s spiritual or theological leanings and remember that there is a world we have been called to die for. It’s possible for people to have correct theology inside their heads and yet no courage, connection or compassion in their hearts. Even the demons know theology.
There will be a day of reckoning. We must be scrupulous with our words. We must focus on the King, not the president. We must test our thoughts.
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:5
I don’t know what the future will hold. We are all in unknown waters today.
Lord, test our hearts and teach us to trust you in all the uncertanties of this pricarious moments.