Thoughts on Joel 2 (part 2)
How terrible it is to be an enemy of God.
As we have learned in the beginning of this chapter, God’s army is powerful and fearsome, even the earth and the heavens tremble.
But we don’t have to be on the opposing side. We can be on God’s side.
The zeal He has for those who are against Him, is the same zeal He has for those who belong to Him – maybe even more.
He provides for our physical needs that we are satisfied. He uplifts us that we are no longer ridiculed. He removes those who attack us. He blesses the land and its products. He restores – even if the reason for the loss is because of our pride and disobedience. Grace.
“You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame. You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God and there is none else. And my people shall never again be put to shame. (Joel 2:26-27 ESV)
It’s a “no-brainer” decision: Choose to be in God’s side.