Sunday, April 10, 2022


Today’s Reading: Obadiah

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In Petra, Jordan, this massive façade, 30m wide and 43m high, is carved out of the sheer, dusky pink rock-face and dwarfs everything around it. The engineering genius of the ancient people who lived here is awe inspiring. Petra was the capital city of the Edomites. In today’s reading the prophet Obadiah denounces Edom for her pride. Secure in their impregnable fortress city, the Edomites felt that they were beyond the danger of invasion or conquest.

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Key Verses: Obadiah verse 17

But on Mount Zion there shall be deliverance,

And there shall be holiness;

The house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.


The Edomites were descended from Esau, the twin brother of Jacob, sons of Isaac and Rebekah (read Genesis 25:19-23). Rebekah “went to inquire of the Lord.” This expectant mother was aware that the twins were struggling in her womb and she prayed about it. “The Lord said to her: ‘Two nations are in your womb…the older shall serve the younger.'” Obadiah’s prophecy confirms what God said to Rebekah, that Edom (Esau) would serve Israel (Jacob). Mount Zion (Jerusalem) is the capital city of the descendants of Jacob.

Obadiah predicts that the proud people of Edom would be humiliated. In the day of Jerusalem’s calamity, Edom had gloated and even surrendered Israelite fugitives to the enemy. Edom was guilty of flagrant injustice. “The day of the Lord” is a time of reckoning for all nations.


Lord God, I pray that I will be found walking in “holiness,” ready for “the day of the Lord!” May the laws enacted by our nations reflect Your “Holiness”, Lord Jesus! I pray for our leaders. Grant them grace, I pray, to serve You and all people in righteousness. May our leaders be made aware that the nations are being judged in Your courtroom! Amen!!!


I marvel at the homes and public buildings carved from the solid rock in Petra. Today it is not a proud capital city; it’s a tourist destination, a most impressive relic of an ancient powerful nation. King Abdullah of Jordan was in New York City, and no doubt he was intent on promoting tourism, which is a mainstay in the economy of his country, when I had the privilege to meet him at the Mayflower Hotel. As we visited I mentioned that my son-in-law covered his country several times each week on TV in the Arabic language. The King said, “What is his name?” “Rev. Nizar Shaheen,” I answered. With a surprised look on his face, the king said, “Nizar is a great man of God. I watch him on TV regularly.” It occurred to me that the king might have been tempted to say this for tourism’s sake, so I asked him, “On what channel do you watch Nizar?” He knew all the details, so I concluded he really did watch the message of God’s Word as Nizar and his guests present Jesus as Saviour and Lord!

The Crossroads ministry launched the Light For All Nations Arabic language ministry over 30 years ago. We were able to do this because of the prayers and support of God’s people (click here for more about Light For All Nations).

Yours for shining the Light of Jesus around the world,


15 thoughts on “Sunday, April 10, 2022

  1. Happy anniversary Eleanor and Edward.
    My husband and I will be 55 years this summer. The Lord has been good.
    Praise His name.
    Psalm Sunday!! Have a blessed Holy Week everyone.

  2. Happy.anniversary to those celebrating their great milestones
    May the Lord bless and keep you. My anniversary was also this week, 56 years, my husband past 2 weeks before our 54th anniversary but it will always be a special day of memories.I
    Continued prayers for Russia and the Ukraine, may it be God’s will to bring peace to those countries

  3. Happy Anniversary Eleanor and Edward. May God Bless you with joy and peace today and each new day to come, in Jesus Name.

  4. Happy Anniversary, Edward and Eleanor. We will be married this October 50 years.
    Praise report’. We got home safely from Florida. Thank you for your prayers. We drove straight through. Glad I invited Jesus to come with us. There were a couple of near crashes but we were saved from them. So glad to be home again.
    God you are awesome, thank you.
    Blessings on you all today.

  5. For the 10th from “Prayer Map of Canada”
    1. Pray for Canadians from coast to coast, that the reality of Jesus’ sacrifice and love will touch them personally. (John 3:16)
    2. Pray for students, that the Lord will grant then protection of body, soul, mind and spirit and fill them with godly desires and true hope.

  6. Hi all those who wished Edward andI congratulations yesterday and today. Thank you very much.
    I tried to send replies to each one but I wasn’t allow. I think I got one answered ,
    I am also congratulating all those who are celebrating their anniversaries in the near future.
    Blessings to all. Enjoyed reading the blog today. It is wonderful to still hear from David even though he is in Heaven.
    Eleanor M.

  7. Wonderful hearing about marriages of many years! I too am a member of “that club” (57 years). We will meet again soon in heaven! Praying for Ukraine often and for families everywhere. It’s been a difficult 2+ years for the world. Thankfully, the Lord is in control. I came very close to an accident myself today, Nan. I always pray before driving and in an “instant”, the Lord revealed that there was a vehicle about to sideswipe me. Thank You Lord for shielding us. Amen. Blessings all

  8. I appreciate the so very much and follow it daily for my personal and shared Bible time. Now, I’d also like to chime in to the anniversary brigade as my husband and I were married on April 9,1966, making it 56 yrs ago yesterday. He passed away ten years ago so we didn’t even make the 50 yr mark before the Lord took him home at the age of 76. “The Lord’s my Rock in Him I hide, a shelter in the time of storm; secure whatever ill betide, a shelter in the time of storm…”. That’s proven to be true. Praise the name of Jesus!!

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