SUMMARY OF JOEL 3
The enemy nations of Juday and Jerusalem will be judged for what they did to God’s people. They should prepare for war. But the Lord will be a refuge for his people, a stronghold for the people of Israel. Jerusalem will be safe and blessed. Judah will be inhabited forever.
BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 14, Day 4: Joel 3
9) God will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat, where God will judge them for what they did to Israel. The enemy nations will prepare for war, but God will be victorious. The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine. The Lord will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem; the earth and the heavens will tremble.”
10a) Jerusalem will be holy; never again will foreigners invade her. The mountains will drip new wine, and the hills will flow with milk; all the ravines of Judah will run with water. A fountain will flow out of the Lord’s house and will water the valley of acacias. Judah will be inhabited forever and Jerusalem through all generations. All innocent blood will be avenged.
b) The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine. The Lord will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem; the earth and the heavens will tremble. Foreigners still invade Israel, and the promises of blessings have not been fulfilled because the day of the Lord has not come.
11) It’s comforting to me because evil must see justice in this world.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 14, Day 4: Joel 3
There’s something inherently comforting in the last day of the Lord — knowing that all evil and sickness will be eradicated one day soon.
End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 14, Day 4: Joel 3
The bringing back of the captives of Judah and Jerusalem can refer to both the return from Babylonian exile and the End Times.
All nations will be judged at the End Times for their actions against God’s people. This judgment of nations lies on how people have mistreated God’s people and the church, not on belief in Christ. God cares and retaliates against those who persecute Christians.
The nations will prepare for war, but have no chance against Him.
God’s people will experience lasting abundance, restoration, and redemption.
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