Wednesday, November 4, 2009

W.o.G. Wednesday: Joel 2:22-24

In lieu of posting my normal Word of God Wednesday, I am participating in Word-Filled Wednesdays for the first time. I hope I'm doing it right! Thanks so much to Kelly for letting me know about this neat linky!

I do want to share more of Joel chapter 2--so encouraging and a book of the Bible that often gets overlooked! How great is this passage?

Joel 2:18-27*

18 Then the LORD was jealous for his land
and took pity on his people.

19 The LORD replied [a] to them:
"I am sending you grain, new wine and olive oil,
enough to satisfy you fully;
never again will I make you
an object of scorn to the nations.

20 "I will drive the northern horde far from you,
pushing it into a parched and barren land;
its eastern ranks will drown in the Dead Sea
and its western ranks in the Mediterranean Sea.
And its stench will go up;
its smell will rise."
Surely he has done great things!

21 Do not be afraid, land of Judah;
be glad and rejoice.
Surely the LORD has done great things!

22 Do not be afraid, you wild animals,
for the pastures in the wilderness are becoming green.
The trees are bearing their fruit;
the fig tree and the vine yield their riches.

23 Be glad, people of Zion,
rejoice in the LORD your God,
for he has given you
the autumn rains in righteousness.
He sends you abundant showers,
both autumn and spring rains, as before.

24 The threshing floors will be filled with grain;
the vats will overflow with new wine and oil.

25 "I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten—
the great locust and the young locust,
the other locusts and the locust swarm —
my great army that I sent among you.

26 You will have plenty to eat, until you are full,
and you will praise the name of the LORD your God,
who has worked wonders for you;

never again will my people be shamed.

27 Then you will know that I am in Israel,
that I am the LORD your God,
and that there is no other;

never again will my people be shamed.

*all emphasis mine!

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17 people think...:

Pia said...

i'm glad you could join us in our weekly wfw. welcome!

pinkyshelo said...

Blessings for you!! Welcome to WFW!!! We are blessed by these wonderful verses..

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so glad we serve such an incredible God who loves and cares for us so very much.

lori said...

Welcome to WFW! This was wonderful! It's great to have you along!

What wonderful verses in Joel...thank you for the blessing!


Joan said...

Welcome to WFE. The verses and your pictures are a blessing.

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Amen! I love this scripture. Thank you for sharing. Happy WFW!

Karen said...

Wow...this was great! Thanks so much for sharing....

Mostly Mom said...

thanks for sharing this, a! i needed to read it this morning.

Lauren said...

this is just wonderful! I love how you chose different images to go with each verse -- perfect!

Bobbi said...

WOW...these are powerful and interesting. Thanks. Happy WFW!!

Cathy said...

I loved your beautiful pictures and verses. Thank God for His provision. The verses you shared were wonderful.

Stacey said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the book of Joel!!! What amazing verses:)

I also LOVE your pictures~they are beautiful:)

Kaye Swain said...

Great passage and photos. I especially loved the Autumn leaves as Autumn is my FAVORITE season. My grandkids and I have fun watching the leaves fall - we call it God's Autumn Ballet. :)

SayRah said...

Love your words & verses! And yes, Joel is often overlooked! Thanks for the reminder ;)

((hugs & blessings))
Sarah @ ButterflyChic

Denise said...

Welcome to WFW, love the beautiful pictures and scriptures you shared.

Susan said...

Welcome for WFW!!!

Sorry I'm late getting here.

GREAT verses with your pictures.

I just read the passages in Joel, wow what awesome promises!

So nice to meet you♥

Cutie Pa Tutus said...

Thanks for posting this! Beautiful passage and beautiful pictures!!!