Following the Blue Letter Bible chronological reading plan, they list these two psalms beside Obadiah. Having finished Obadiah, I suspect they misplaced it too early in Old Testament events, although this seems to be debated without a decisive conclusion.
So, I suspect these may feel a it out of order, as well. But I suspect they are tied to Obadiah, so I would like to read them together.
Pausing before reading II Kings to read this minor prophet, based on the Blue Letter Bible chronological reading plan.
The Ryrie Study Bible footnote reminds us that there are 12 men named Obadiah in the Old Testament. We know nothing about this one except that his name means "Servant of God". The NIV bible also notes that it means "servant of God"; but Wiersbe translates it as "on who worships God."
Kings Jehoshaphat and Ahab are both dead. We've finished I Kings and now II Kings and II Chronicles spreads out over the chronological timeline. The Blue Letter Bible (BLB) chronological reading plan lists Obadiah now, prior to beginning II Kings. Although this is disputed.
Just as a brief reminder of how we arrived here. Israel split into two after Solomon. In the north, the nation that held onto the name Israel, was the rebellious half. It's first leader, Jeroboam, had a covenant with God; but promptly began to ignore by making idols, adding new worship centers and festivals to keep people from going to Judah. He then went off the deep end and started a full blown false religion.
This was followed by his son, just as wicked, but only ruling for a fraction of the time and replaced by his assassin, Baasha, ending the Jeroboam dynasty with a count of 2. Baasha's dynasty also held a two count, as his drunk son was assassinated, while getting drunk, by one of his military's leaders, Zimri.
Zimri lasts seven days and is replaced by Omri. That brings us up to speed.