Teddy A Jones

The Great Reversal in Obadiah

This week the people of Jamaica will hopefully pause long enough to celebrate the pain of struggle, the inner fire of justice and the exhilaration of liberation which the freedom fighters experienced.  National heroes day invites us to reflect on the stain of human evil and the ways in which an essential part of what […]

warning against predatory evil

The charges brought against the Edomites by Obadiah form our reflection today, these are at verses 11 – 14: 13You should not march through the gates of my people in the day of their disaster, nor gloat over them in their calamity in the day of their disaster, nor seize their wealth in the day […]

Obadiah: The grim side of evil

One of the features of the Bible is that it does not spare us the ugly side of humanity, the grim side of evil. Having exposed us to the folly of pride in the Edomites, Obadiah goes on to paint a picture of the darker side of the human heart. This is revealed when he […]

Pride: The Enemy of God

Last week we began to explore the folly of pride. Obadiah identified pride as one of the character flaws that provoked the wrath of God against the Nation of Edom. We cautioned that pride disposes a person to self deception and presumptuousness, and that pride often leads to fool hardy conduct.  I am compelled by […]