Joel, God’s spokesman during the reign of Joash 835-796 BC. seizes the occasion to proclaim God’s message. Disaster strikes the southern kingdom of Judah without warning. An ominous black cloud descends upon the land. The dreaded locusts. In a matter of hours, every living green thing has been striped bare. Although the Locust plague has been a terrible judgment for sin, God’s future judgments during the days of the Lord will make that plague pale by comparison. In that day, God will destroy His enemies, but bring unparalleled blessing to those who faithfully obey Him.
Be watchful and wait.