Day by Day Through the Bible: Three Days in Joel - Digital Download
The theme of Joel is “the day of the Lord,” judgment, repentance, but also hope and restoration. “The day” refers not only to final judgment, but also the ongoing judgment of Israel, both past and future. “The day of the Lord” is not only a time of judgment, but also a time of deliverance, blessing, and salvation as a result of judgment. Joel calls Jews and Judah and Jerusalem to lament and return to the Lord during a time of national calamity: a locust plague that destroys both wine and grain, threatening the people’s ability to present offerings to God. This 11-page devotion takes you through the three chapters of Joel in three days.
Comment: I am not saying every person reading this devotion is suffering economically, but if you are, you might want to connect the dots. You may want to ponder these things today. Are you suffering economically because of your sinfulness, because of your disobedience to God? It is not always true, but sometimes that is the reason. Only you can determine that.
Prayer: You remind us in the Book of Joel You are a God slow to anger. You are a God who calls people back to You, a God who will restore, if we will just return to You.
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