Reflection on words from prophet Joel

Tonight’s bible reading:  Joel 2:1-2; 10-17

[1] The word of the Lord that came to Joel the son of Phatuel. [2] Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land: did this ever happen in your days, or in the days of your fathers…

[10] The country is destroyed, the ground hath mourned: for the corn is wasted, the wine is confounded, the oil hath languished.

[11] The husbandmen are ashamed, the vinedressers have howled for the wheat, and for the barley, because the harvest of the field is perished. [12] The vineyard is confounded, and the fig tree hath languished: the pomegranate tree, and the palm tree, and the apple tree, and all the trees of the field are withered: because joy is withdrawn from the children of men. [13] Gird yourselves, and lament, O ye priests, howl, ye ministers of the altars: go in, lie in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: because sacrifice and libation is cut off from the house of your God. [14] Sanctify ye a fast, call an assembly; gather together the ancients, all the inhabitants of the land into the house of your God: and cry ye to the Lord: [15] Ah, ah, ah, for the day: because the day of the Lord is at hand, and it shall come like destruction from the mighty.

[16] Is not your food cut off before your eyes, joy and gladness from the house of our God? [17] The beasts have rotted in their dung, the barns are destroyed, the storehouses are broken down: because the corn is confounded.

Reflection:

I opened directly on Joel 2: 10-17 and also my eye was drawn to the previous page Joel 2: verses 1-2.
In lines 16-17 I thought of how His Word appears to be overturned in order to be forgotten– whereby we would end up with no legacy. This is why the Jews pleaded and fasted- at the thought of their faith disappearing.

Yes the Day of The Lord comes indeed! And it is close. The reference is striking. Even more so because I had no idea there were so many perfectly applicable apocalyptic verses in the bible! And they all make sense right now. Thank you God for speaking with me and warning and reminding us as it encroaches.!

Donna lIane

4th November, 2015

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