The Day of the Lord is Great


Joel 2:1-11

In the first chapter Joel described the plague of locusts that had devastated the land that was supposed to flow with milk and honey; it was the present national crisis before the people of Joel’s day. In this section, Joel is telling the people that they will face a much greater peril than the one that faces them now: The Final Judgment of God.

The first verse calls for the great trumpets to sound the warning, but we mustn’t confuse this with his call for Lamentation in the previous chapter for keep in mind again, he is now talking about the Final Judgment. Since they were facing an actual and literal plague of locusts, the prophet uses locusts here as a metaphor for the judgment; I’m sure you will see this in the verses, for these are obviously not literal insects being described. One clue in the text…

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Published by Vincent S Artale Jr

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