“Judgment for Esau”
Obadiah 15: “As you have done, it will be done to you, your dealings will return on your own head.” We are familiar with how this principle applies to individuals (Psalm 7: 16), but it also works with nations. The nation of Edom (the descendants of Esau, Jacob’s twin brother) had persecuted and mocked Israel as they were being conquered by Babylon, and now, as Obadiah says, it was payback time. Likewise, our nation must operate as a righteous nation, or it will reap the wages of unrighteousness. After all, has anyone heard from Edom lately?