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Obadiah is a short prophetic poem that pronounces judgement on Edom the decendants of Esau Jacobs brother they are judged for their great sin of pride and hating Jacobs family and they did not let Israel cross their land when they were in the wilderness and when Babylon invaded they joined them and plundered and hurt Israel. He also prophesied about the restoration of Israel and a time when Edom and all the nations that are called by His name will be under his reign.
Jonah is a different kind of prophetic story we all know the story of the fish that swallowed Jonah and spit him up at Nineveh event though he tried to run from God so he didnt want to take the message of repentance because he knew God would have mercy and forgive them and he didnt like them. This story is a message to us for us to see our own selfishness in Jonah actions and realize that God will have mercy on whomever he wants even our enemies, who are we to tell him who He should save.
Micah is known for prophesying the birth place of Jesus the Messiah six specific prophecies have become history the fall of Samaria, invasion of Judah, fall of Jerusalem, captivity in Babylon, returm from captivity, and birth os Jesus in Bethlehem. So that gives us great hope that the rest will come true when Jesus will return and rule all the kingdoms, remove all evil in the millennial kingdom.