The People Who Feared God – Obadiah
How do we fear God despite severe trials?
Jason Dohm explains in this video how we can learn from Obadiah’s example of fearing God despite his own life being in danger. It is evident that Obadiah greatly feared the Lord. In fact, he put his life on the line to save 100 of the Lord’s prophets. He sheltered them, hid them, and fed them. Though he served under a queen who was intent on killing the prophets, he feared God more than he did the queen.
Importantly, this fear of God was already present in Obadiah’s life since his youth. It didn’t just show up in his life when he was in the moment of testing. The fear of the Lord was established in the heart of this man long ago, perhaps decades ago. Fearing the Lord is not only for “adult life.” The day of testing often comes at a time when you don’t expect it. Oftentimes, it’s too late to cultivate it at that point. The fear of the Lord must be cultivated before the day of testing.
John 16:33 (NKJV) – “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”