Joel’s vivid and passionate prophecy was stimulated by a terrible infestation of locusts that destroyed Judah’s crops. Joel saw the disaster not only as a contemporary judgment, but as an event prefiguring a coming “Day of the Lord” at history’s end. In powerful words and images Joel portrayed the Sovereign God who will surely judge the sinful. God’s people must repent from the heart to escape imminent disaster.
|I.||The Plague of Locusts||Joel 1:1–12|
|II.||A Call to Repentance||Joel 1:13–20|
|III.||A Preview of Judgment||Joel 2|
|IV.||Judah Restored||Joel 3|