Obadiah verse 15: "The Day of the LORD is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.
The vision, and thus the book, of Obadiah deals primarily with judgment upon Edom, the descendants of Esau. Esau was brother to Jacob. He despised his birthright and sold it to Jacob. Jacob deceived his father, Isaac and received the blessing of the firstborn. Jacob had a dream of God and eventually yielded to God. Jacob and Esau were peaceful toward each other after their reunion, however, the hostility between them was deep-seated and passed on to those following after them. Here in Obadiah, Edom is rebuked for their pride and their violence toward Jacob. The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, 'Who can bring me down to the ground?' Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down," declares the LORD (3, 4). . . . Because of the violence against your brother Jacob, you will be covered with shame; you will be destroyed forever (10). God sees all and knows all. He alone truly knows the hearts of all. This is more than just a national conquest; it has to do with serving the Lord. Those who seek Him and serve Him will survive the Day of the Lord, the day of judgment. Those who do not, will not. Deliverers will go up on Mount Zion to govern the mountains of Esau. And the kingdom will be the LORD's (21). Every seeming mountain pales in the shadow of the mountain of the LORD.
The Edomites were eventually forced to intermix with the Jews. King Herod in the New Testament is said to be an Edomite. He was given rule over Judea by the Romans. It was Herod who issued the decree to kill all the baby boys born around the time of Jesus' birth. Herod built a second temple for the Jews and many other buildings. Herod had his day, but he, too, died. King Jesus lives forever! He reigns! What King are you serving? You can't get into God's kingdom by association. Regardless of who your brother is by blood, who are you in your heart? Each of us must give account before God. Revelation 20 points to the great white throne of judgment. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lade of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone's name was not found written in the book of fire, he was thrown into the lake of fire.