Tag: israel

Judgment Redounds upon the Nations

The prophet Joel had forecast a message of doom and despair for Judah and Jerusalem: a terrible plague of locusts of historic proportions (Joel 1:1-2:27). Whether the locusts were actual insects sent to ravage theContinue reading

A Terrifying Invasion

The Israelites faced the prospect of a debilitating, devastating invasion. Joel, son of Pethuel, was called to warn Israel to repentance. All we know about Joel (“YHWH God,” or “one serving YHWH as God”; JoelContinue reading

The “Wrong Side of History”

In recent years many have appealed to a sense of history in order to advance certain political or social agendas: be careful lest one is seen as being on the “wrong side of history.” AccordingContinue reading

America as Israel

As human beings, we learn much through metaphor, illustration, and example. We tend to mentally associate two different persons, events, or concepts, one better known than the other, in order to facilitate better understanding. ThisContinue reading


Modern man believes himself to be quite advanced and progressive, and far more enlightened than his more “primitive” forebears. He would like to believe that he stands upon the foundation of scientific knowledge, purged ofContinue reading

The Choice

“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were beyond the River, or the gods ofContinue reading