Joel (Letter 29, Larry Crabb’s 66 Love Letters)
Wake up to desire, lose hope in yourself, and pray right for life.
When things to wrong in life we tend to ask:
- Why is this happening?
- What can I do about it?
- How can I persuade God to make things better?
Our typical conviction is that the good life is more about things going well than knowing God well.
God says, “Let every difficulty, big or little, reveal whether you are My faithful or My adulterous wife. Repent as necessary and surrender more fully to My plan. My plan is to make you fully alive with joy, meaning, and love.”
We need to get to where we say something like the following:
- No more false comfort in wine.
- No more false hope in good crops.
- No more false prayer that values blessings from You above relationship with You.
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JOEL – David Jeremiah (Understanding the 66 Books of the Bible)
Key thought: The locust plague of Joel’s day was a divine judgment, foreshadowing the Day of the Lord which will bring destruction to the ungodly but blessings to God’s people.
Key Verse: Rend your heart, and not your garments; return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness; and He relents from doing harm. Joel 2:13
Key Action: Turn back to God from any and every sin, for He abundantly pardons and wonderfully restores.