Joel 1

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Joel 1 has a new prophet speaking the word from God.  “The word of the Lord that came to Joel”. The prophet Joel spoke to the southern kingdom of Judah, and makes no reference to the northern kingdom of Israel. It’s hard to pin down when this writing occurs, because he doesn’t mention any other kings or prophets. Many scholars date the book of Joel to around 800 b.c. Joel is one of the earliest prophets – only Obadiah prophesied before him – and this prophecy happens prior to the fall of both kingdoms.

Joel is a prophet that gets truth directly from God.  But he not only proclaims that to the people – he instructs them how to spread the truth and make impact.  That means to teach it to the children.  “Tell your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children…

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