Commentary on Joel 1, 2
A common theme for the minor prophets is the judgment of God upon people who have deliberately turned their back on Him, and begun to live lives that are harmful to themselves and the people around them.
Because God is a Judge, He brings judgment. In the book of Joel, we see a locust swarm that is spoken of as the judgment of God and is then compared to the worst time this world will ever see, the tribulation period.
This week, we will cover God’s warning of judgment, His advice to avoid it, and a look ahead to the tribulation period and the locusts mentioned there. We are also going to learn a lot about those pesky locusts!