A Prophecy Against Edom (Ezekiel 35)

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Ezekiel 35

  1. Is there a certain sports team or politician you really dislike? What do you feel when they lose?

2. Were you every envious of anyone when you were you were young? Who? Why?

3. What does the capital Mount Seir represent (verses 2, 3, 7, 8, 15)?

4. Who were the Edomites (Genesis 36:6 – 9)? How far back does their ancient hostility go (see Genesis 25:19 – 34, Esau is also called Edom; Obadiah 11 – 14)?

5. Why is God angry with the way Edom responded to Israel’s calamity (verses 5, 6, 10 – 13, 15)? What will the Lord do to them?

6. What will be the effect on the people Edom and of Israel when they see the Lord’s punishment (verses 4 and 15)?

7. Why do you think it was wrong for Edom to rejoice when God punished Israel? When has someone laughed when you were crying?

8. What is your attitude when you see nasty people get what they deserve? What should it be?

9. Once again, two different groups of people will know the Lord in two different ways. What kind of person do you need to be to know the Lord in the good sense?

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