Monday, July 8, 2013

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The Reconciliation of Jacob and Esau

You can read this book in just a few minutes. It’s the shortest book in the Bible!

To understand the vision of Obadiah, we recall the story of the meanness of Jacob and Esau which you can read in Genesis 27. Even though these brothers made up with each other and returned to family love, the descendants of Esau, the Edomites, still resented God’s people and betrayed them. They even became allies of the Babylonians who destroyed the sacred city of Jerusalem in the temple in 586 B.C. E. (Before the Common Era).

The book is divided into the evil deeds of the Edomites, and the description of the victory of the Lord. Let your heart have a very “up” feeling in the words of promise of the last verse. Here’s a verse from St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, verse 5: “Love keeps no record of wrongs.”

The Reading for Today
Text     Audio

Bible Breaths
Compassion toward everyone v. 12
The day of the Lord is near. v. 15
Safety atop Mt. Zion v. 17
The world belonging to You v. 21
For more about this way to pray, see “Daily Bible Breaths” in Resources.

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This is the sixth of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year C.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets,in this season the Minor Prophets.

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