“You should not look down on your brother in the day of his misfortune, nor rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their destruction, nor boast so much in the day of their trouble.” Obadiah 1:12
The nation of Edom was situated on high cliffs and protected by a rocky fortress nearly impenetrable by invading forces. Edom and Israel were bitter enemies despite the fact that they were blood relatives. The Edomites rejoiced when Babylon invaded Judah instead of coming to their northern neighbors aid. For their defiance and hatred, God destroyed Edom, causing the nation to disappear from the earth.
High and powerful nations, corporations, families and even churches that become overconfident in themselves will be humbled and brought low. The recent Wall Street scandals and corporate buyouts have illustrated this. However, we should not be happy at another’s downfall, even if we feel it is deserving. God is the only Judge.
God bless you today and always.