The Prophecy of Joel
“It is apparently during the very early years of Joash’s reign as a child-king that a great disaster befalls Judah. Although the people have previously experienced threats from invading armies, they are evidently not prepared for the army of locusts which swarms over Judah, completely devastating crops and food supplies. The prophet Joel vividly describes another invasion which is to come.
Joel warns a spiritually ambivalent Judah that anything less than total devotion to the one true God will result in punishment.
He further warns that the day of the Lord is coming, when God will bring all mankind to an ultimate accounting for their lives and deeds.
Joel urges the people to pray, to fast, and to repent in order to stay God’s judgment.”
Read: Joel 1, 2 & 3
All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.