Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Joel 2:1-2a NIV 2011

Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming. It is close at hand—a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness.

 

God’s judgment would be meted out upon Judah. Because God’s people refused to heed His call to repent and return to Him, God used prophets as reminders of His judgment. The trumpet signaled approaching danger. Amos 3:16, “When a trumpet sounds in a city, do not people tremble?” The day of the Lord was also referred to by many of God’s prophets as the day of darkness. Isaiah 50:3, “I clothe the heavens with darkness and make sackcloth its covering.” No one would escape the destruction of Jerusalem. Joel 3:17a, “Then you will know that I, the Lord your God, dwell in Zion.” God is the Spirit’s Power.

 

I love Genesis 1:2, “Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” The same Spirit that was present at creation was present during Judah’s judgment and is present today. Using the power of the Holy Spirit, I’m able to complete what God asks of me. Daily we can call on the Holy Spirit to be our guide through rough uncharted waters. God is the Spirit’s Power.

 

How is the Spirit’s Power helpful?

 

Spiritually strong together,

S

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