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One Day Real Soon (2 of 3)
Series: Family Feud
Tonight, we continue our series in the OT Minor Prophecy of Obadiah. Our series is called Family Feud because it records the events that transpired between two nations, Israel and Edom. These two nations came from two men, Jacob and Esau. These brothers were feuding before they were born, and they're feuding here in this book of the Bible. And they will be feuding until the Lord makes all things right at the end of the age.
Tonight, I want to talk to you about the subject, One Day Real Soon. *Just this past Sunday evening, a young boy came up to me and asked when the Ugandan Children's Choir was going to be here. I said I couldn't remember the exact date, but it was sometime in February. He was shocked. He said that his teachers had told him they were coming soon so he invited a friend that night to hear them. He doesn't think he can wait until February!*
Waiting can be difficult for sure. If you're waiting for Christmas, it can seem like forever. But if you're waiting for something bad, it can fly by. *When I was in Elementary School, my dad would have to travel to Atlanta during the week when the State Senate was in session. If I got in trouble while he was away, mom would say, you're dad is coming home soon. Monday through Friday would fly by!*
Here, God informs the wicked that judgment is coming. And he tells them, that this judgment is ''near.'' READ 15-18
If it seems like God's judgment is taking a long time, just remember this, in God's timing it is a brief moment. His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are higher than ours. And if God's judgment seems to be delayed, it is only so that we might have an opportunity to hear the truth, respond in obedience, and repent of our sin.
Because believe me, judgment is coming. When? I can't tell you the minute, the hour, the day or the year, but I can promise you this: it's coming one day real soon. ...
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