Obadiah, Acts 16:1-24
“The arrogance of your heart has deceived you.”
There are so many things that deceive me in this world but I have never thought of my own heart deceiving me. However I know my pride deceives me all the time. I think I know what is best and I think my way is the best but that’s not always true. This past year I have looked at my pride a lot and have really accepted that it has left me bitter and jealous and feeling slighted especially in my work. It made me feel unappreciated and undervalued. But looking honestly at myself and my pride I realized truth. This scripture is so simple but so profound and I’m thankful for the hard lessons I have learned to take this scripted to heart; a less prideful and arrogant heart.
Thank you Ellen and Ashley. It’s still hard to understand why they would put this burden on him. But your input does help. Thank you very much!
I just listened to a sermon on this passage and the pastor explained it just like Ellen did. This passage in 1 Corinthians was referenced as an example. It shows how the heart of the gospel is to meet people where they are.
19 For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. 20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. 21 To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. 23 I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings. – 1 Corinthians 9:19-23
I need a commentary- or someone help me understand- didn’t the church leaders just decide no one had to get circumcised?! Then Paul had Timothy get circumcised- so they could deliver the letter that says it is not necessary. Maybe i read it wrong-? But i tried to check it again because i found it so confusing. Looking forward to some help from all of you. Thx.
More than likely, Paul had Timothy circumcised so that his witness among the Jews would be accepted. Timothy was the son of a Jewish mother and A Greek Gentile father, which meant that he was not circumcised as an infant. His mother’s entire family was baptised, though, so he probably had the new outward sign of the covenant already. Paul was against the idea that circumcision was necessary to salvation ; he was in favor of it in this case because of the preservation of Timothy’s witness to the Jews.
What happened to all of verse 1? Obadiah 1:1 The vision of Obadiah.Thus says the Lord God concerning Edom—We have heard a report from the Lord,And an envoy has been sent among the nations saying,“Arise and let us go against her for battle”—
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