Today you should read: Joel 3
As I read this I see 2 big ideas contrasted to each other. The first is the idea of judgment and vengeance from the Lord against the enemies of His people. The second is blessings and protection for His people in the last days.
God in verses 1 through 16 is not happy. He is preparing judgment against the enemies of Judah and Jerusalem. He lets them know that He will repay them for their evil. They have mistreated His people and his land. Because of this God says that He will do the same to them. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to be one who mistreats God’s people or His land.
In verses 17 through 21 God speaks to His people and tells them that He will deliver them and restore them to their land and protect them forever. What a wonderful day that will be, when the Lord returns, reestablishes His kingdom on earth and makes all things new and right and good!
I encourage you to make some extra time today to read a few chapters in Revelation to get a full picture of what these events look like. Revelation 19:11-21 talks about the battle in verses 1-16 in Joel 3 and Revelation 21 talks very vividly about how God will come back and restore all things and make them new.
Take time to thank God today if you are one of His people.
Thank Him that He will one day make everything right.
If you are not one of His I want to encourage you to come to Him and become one of His children because all of us will be a part of this story in the end, either in the valley of decision or taking refuge in our God.
Posted by: Robbie Byrd