June 7, Reading 2 – Joel 2

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SAA Notes

Chapter 2 is a vivid picture of being in a locust swarm and of its effect on the land. Verses 13,14 call for national heart repentance not national ritual or ceremony. Consider the promise of verse 25. Peter tells us in Acts 2:16-21 that verses 28-32 were fulfilled at Pentecost.

SJA Notes

* Dear Lord, please open our eyes to Your word today. Show us what we need to see.

“For the day of the LORD is great and very awesome; who can endure it?”

Here is a clear picture of God’s CREATION VIEW.

Who will survive that final day of judgement?

Joel tells us,

“Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love;”

This is a part of our story to tell the nations.

There is a war on. Our King Jesus did not and will not go quietly into the night. There is an end, a judgement, when all mankind will be weighed before the JUST and HOLY God.

And that there is hope! A sure and steady hope.

“Who knows whether he will not turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind him,”

God did this!

In Jesus we have BLESSING.

This is our God. He has given Himself for His people so that we can escape His wrath.

* Gracious Father,

Thank You for leaving a blessing behind.

Thank You for Jesus, and thank You for Your Holy Spirit, our helper in this life, our companion along this narrow way.

Thank You that we can call You Father,

Please was us clean this day from the sin like dust that clings to us as we walk this road.

Amen.

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