What is the book of Joel about?

“Blow a trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near.” – Joel 2:1 Anyone who opens Joel’s prophecy is faced with threat. The threat of locusts, of enemies and of the day of the […]

God will turn Israel’s sorrow into gladness

“I will turn their mourning into joy; I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow. I will feast the soul of the priests with abundance, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 31:13-14) The Israelites were God’s special people. He had made a covenant with their forefather […]