Scripture Unscripted

 

Scripture Unscripted, Episode 0015

In this we are discussing Joel 2:1-3; 12-19.
Speakers: Rev. Elizabeth Moseley, Rev. Phil Dieke

Show Notes

Blow the trumpet in Zion;
    sound the alarm on my holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,
    for the day of the Lord is coming, it is near—
 a day of darkness and gloom,
    a day of clouds and thick darkness!
Like blackness spread upon the mountains
    a great and powerful army comes;
their like has never been from of old,
    nor will be again after them
    in ages to come.
 Fire devours in front of them,
    and behind them a flame burns.
Before them the land is like the garden of Eden,
    but after them a desolate wilderness,
    and nothing escapes them.
Yet even now, says the Lord,
    return to me with all your heart,
with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;

     rend your hearts and not your clothing.
Return to the Lord, your God,
    for he is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love,
    and relents from punishing.
 Who knows whether he will not turn and relent,
    and leave a blessing behind him,
a grain offering and a drink offering
    for the Lord, your God?
 Blow the trumpet in Zion;
    sanctify a fast;
call a solemn assembly;
     gather the people.
Sanctify the congregation;
    assemble the aged;
gather the children,
    even infants at the breast.
Let the bridegroom leave his room,
    and the bride her canopy.
 Between the vestibule and the altar
    let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep.
Let them say, “Spare your people, O Lord,
    and do not make your heritage a mockery,
    a byword among the nations.
Why should it be said among the peoples,
    ‘Where is their God?’”
God’s Response and Promise
 Then the Lord became jealous for his land,
    and had pity on his people.
 In response to his people the Lord said:
I am sending you
    grain, wine, and oil,
    and you will be satisfied;
and I will no more make you
    a mockery among the nations.


Joel 2:1-3; 12-19 (NRSV)


Published: 3/5/2017 12:00 AM

Tags: trumpet, Zion, holy, Lord, darkness, gloom, garden, Eden, wilderness, mourning, gracious, merciful, steadfast, love


 

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Rev. Elizabeth Moseley

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Rev. Phil Dieke

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