Anglican Devotional 31 May 2024: Restoration Of God’s People Is Certain

The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 31 May 2024 – Restoration Of God’s People Is Certain

TOPIC: Restoration Of God’s People Is Certain

READ: Obadiah 1: 15-21 (NKJV)

  1. ” For the day of the LORD upon all the nations [is] near; As you have done, it shall be done to you; Your reprisal shall return upon your own head.
  2. For as you drank on my holy mountain, [So] shall all the nations drink continually; Yes, they shall drink, and swallow, And they shall be as though they had never been.
  3. “But on Mount Zion there shall be deliverance, And there shall be holiness; The house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
  4. The house of Jacob shall be a fire, And the house of Joseph a flame; But the house of Esau [shall be] stubble; They shall kindle them and devour them, And no survivor shall [remain] of the house of Esau,” For the LORD has spoken.
  5. The South shall possess the mountains of Esau, And the Lowland shall possess Philistia. They shall possess the fields of Ephraim And the fields of Samaria. Benjamin [shall possess] Gilead.
  6. And the captives of this host of the children of Israel [Shall possess the land] of the Canaanites As far as Zarephath. The captives of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad Shall possess the cities of the South.
  7. Then saviors shall come to Mount Zion To judge the mountains of Esau, And the kingdom shall be the LORD’s.


Verse 17 of today’s passage says, “But on Mount Zion there shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness. And the house of Jacob will possess their possession.“ In spite of the captivity of Israel and Judah to Babylon and Assyria respectively, and the wickedness of Edom against Israel, God promised His people a better ending. There is always a light at the end of a dark tunnel. This promise will be fulfilled only in the day of the Lord, when God will come to intervene in matters affecting His people (verse 15). He will surely fight against all nations that are enemies to Israel, rescue His people and bring them back to their land in holiness.

This is a message to all that God will never leave or abandon His people in the hands of the wicked. As Christians, we should understand that sometimes our moments of trial are a result of our transgressions against God. In the midst of the consequences of our actions, God is ever faithful. He will surely deliver His people, especially the remnant. As God restored Israel when they returned from Babylonian captivity in 536 BC and the Medo-Persian Empire allowed them to take possession of their former lands, so will the Lord restore His people in this generation and allow them to possess their possessions.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, deliver us from the hands of enemies and restore us to our fullness, in Jesus’ name. Amen!

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