Let us muse today from Obadiah verse eight and the slaughter of the wise. Although Esau and Jacob were twins they were poles apart in their thinking. The nation of Israel was known for being religious and the Edomites were very irreligious and profane. There is little or no mention of Edom’s gods. Edom was known for being clever and very wise. One of Job’s friends Eliphaz was known for his wisdom. The Herods who killed Jesus and John were Edomites. Today’s Russian are known for their wisdom. When America plays checkers Russia plays chess. Because of Russia’s hatred for God and His people all their wisdom will not keep them when heaven’s judgment is leveled. God has chosen the foolish of this world to confound the wise.