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INTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK OF JOEL
In the New Testament of the Bible, the book of Joel is one of the quoted books By Jesus Christ and His disciples. This book forms a part of the twelve books known as “the minor prophets”. The book of Joel gives us very few clues as to when it was written or when the historical events in the book took place. This could be because it was used often in the worship of Israel, perhaps as a lament for times of disaster. Best guess? Either just before the fall of the Northern Kingdom (around the same time as Hosea, 750 - 720 BC) or just before the fall of the Northern Kingdom (around 625-600 BC). The book is said to have being written by Prophet Joel in His days. The book of Joel is prophetic in nature. It is written like a lengthy poem, with the use of imagery, parallelism, repetition and colon-like sentences that could possibly speak of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
BIBLICAL OUTLINE OF THE BOOK OF JOEL.
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I. The devastation of the locust plague 1:1–20
II. The coming day of the Lord 2:1–32
The desolation of the day of the Lord 2:1–11
Exhortation to sincere repentance 2:12–17
Deliverance of the land 2:18–27
The promise of the pouring out of the Spirit 2:28–32
III. Judgment on the nations 3:1–17
The time of the judgment 3:1
The place of the judgment 3:2
The basis of the judgment 3:3–8
The preparation for judgment 3:9–12
The execution of judgment 3:13–17
IV. The promise of future blessings 3:18–21
The prosperity of the land 3:18
The desolation of the nations 3:19
The inhabitation of Judah and Jerusalem 3:20
The presence of the Lord in Zion 3:21
Joel probably made his prophecy around 835 B.C., when Joash was king. A huge swarm of locusts had just scoured the nation of Judah. Be ashamed, O tillers of the soil; wail, O vinedressers, for the wheat and the barley, because the harvest of the field has perished (1:11). The prophet compares the destruction by the insects to the destruction that will be visited on the earth during the coming day of the Lord (the great tribulation) with its judgments on the Gentiles and the final restoration of Israel. But he also offers hope: … everyone who calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved ... (2:32). The apostle Peter quotes from Chapter 1 of the book of Joel in his sermon on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2).
Sin: Joel does not candy-coat the severity of sin against a Holy God, and warns the people of God that He will not tolerate it forever.
Repentance: God’s judgment on sin provides a need for the repentance of God’s people.
Judgment: At times in human history, God's people become prideful and arrogant, assuming upon God's blessing and protection. Although God's love can certainly be counted upon through thick and thin, Joel shows that God's love can come in some very tough forms, in order to dissuade us from our sinful ways.
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WHY SHOULD I STUDY THE BOOK OF JOEL?
The faithfulness and the Love of God and the unstoppable divine punishment of the sinful are key themes in this book. Life is in such a way that, when the heart of a man is at peace, He turns to forget the source of that peace. It came to a time that prosperity had flourish all over God's chosen people. Forgetting their God, the turned to worship other gods and to commit abominable things in the presence of God.
We must and should learn this in the book of Joel. No matter how well we have succeeded in life, we must still be committed to the one and only God who gave us success. God always gives us a chance to repent before He inflicts discipline. Like a loving parent, God’s purpose is not to punish but to correct and nurture into our true nature and identity.