Opening Up Joel
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Is God responsible for natural disasters? Some would say that he punishes us by sending storms and floods. In Joel’s time, Judah was suffering the after-effects of a severe plague of locusts. Joel was in no doubt that God had sent the locusts to chastise the people of Judah for their sinful lifestyles, an indication of the coming ‘great and dreadful day of the LORD’. Speaking of the judgement that would fall first on God’s own people and then on all the nations of world, Joel called everyone to repent. This book seeks to relate these long-ago events.