Day 182

Today’s Reading – Obadiah and Psalms 82-83
You live in a mountain fortress, because your pride makes you feel safe from attack,
but you are mistaken  Odabiah 1:3

It seems from the time Israel entered the promised land and failed to carry out God’s orders, they have been under attack. The perplexing part for me is their inability to figure out why.

Follow God’s commands . . . peace.

Don’t follow God’s commands . . . turmoil.

Is it really that hard?

Despite the wishy-washy faith of the people, God is always there protecting and preserving. God needed to because there were always those that wanted something.

Obadiah gives warning to those that are wanting . . .

Be careful. You that rule from on high imposing your will on others.

Be warned. You that think you are right because you are stronger.

Sounds something like a guy I know that said, “The first shall be last. And those that humble themselves will be lifted up.”

Just saying, watch your pride it can be misleading.

Tomorrow’s Reading  – 2 Kings Chapters 1-4


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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