the kingdom shall be the Lord’s. While all created reality is the Lord’s right now (Ps. 47:2; 145:13), Obadiah is making a different point here—that the kingdom will be the Lord’s in that He will judge His enemies and deliver His people with finality. God will be all in all, and His glorious, triumphant people will reign forever with Him. In this promise, Judah found hope for a future without Edomite persecution; here too the church finds hope for the future, when “the kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ” (Rev. 11:15).