Let us muse today from verses 15-16 of Obadiah and the idea of the date is coming. In verse 15 Obadiah tells us that the day of the Lord is near. The word near implies at the door. Although men have spoken of the Lord’s coming for hundreds of years and always make as though it was near, it is nearer now than ever before. The Edomites have continually been Israel’s enemies. These Arab nations in and around the Jordan will one day make an alliance with Russia and come down upon God’s people. It will seem as though Israel is swallowed up like a glass of wine, but be assured God says He will do to Edom what they have done to His people. Keep your eyes on this little middle eastern nation of Israel because soon business will pick up their and set the stage for a deliverer to come.