Joel 2:18-27 “The LORD Rescues”

[Joel 2:18-27 ESV] Then the LORD became jealous for his land and had pity on his people. The LORD answered and said to his people, “Behold, I am sending to you grain, wine, and oil, and you will be satisfied; and I will no more make you a reproach among the nations. “I will remove the northerner far from you, and drive him into a parched and desolate land, his vanguard into the eastern sea, and his rear guard into the western sea; the stench and foul smell of him will rise, for he has done great things. “Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice, for the LORD has done great things! Fear not, you beasts of the field, for the pastures of the wilderness are green; the tree bears its fruit; the fig tree and vine give their full yield. “Be glad, O children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given the early rain for your vindication; he has poured down for you abundant rain, the early and the latter rain, as before. “The threshing floors shall be full of grain; the vats shall overflow with wine and oil. I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you. “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.

Call to Worship – 767 – Psalm 33 – v1-8

1 Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous!
Delight in praise, O you upright!
2 Praise the Lord with the lyre,
make melody to the Lord,
with the harp of ten strings!
3 Sing to the Lord a new song,
play skillfully on the strings,
with loud shouts.
4 Upright is the word of the Lord,
whose work is done in faithfulness.
5 The Lord loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.
6 By the word of the Lord
the heavens were made,
and all their host
by the breath of God’s mouth.
7 The Lord gathered the waters of the sea
as in a bottle and put the deeps in storehouses.
8 Let all the earth fear the Lord,
let all the inhabitants of the world
stand in awe!


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