Jeroboam and his family came to a bad end because of his idolatry, but notice how the young believing son was saved (in this case through death). Mark 10:15-16 comes to mind.

Jeroboam and his family came to a bad end because of his idolatry, but notice how the young believing son was saved (in this case through death). Mark 10:15-16 comes to mind.

BibleGateway: 1 Kings 14:1-18 ESV Text: 1 Kings 14:1-18 1 Kings 14:1–18 (Listen) Prophecy Against Jeroboam 14:1 At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick. 2 And Jeroboam said to his wife, “Arise, and disguise yourself, that it not be known that you are the wife of Jeroboam, and go to Shiloh. Behold, Ahijah the prophet is there, who said of me that I should be king over this people. 3 Take with you ten loaves, some cakes, and a jar…

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Salvation belongs to our God and to the Lamb who offered His life in our place, giving us the white robes of His own righteousness so we can enjoy an eternal inheritance in heaven.

Salvation belongs to our God and to the Lamb who offered His life in our place, giving us the white robes of His own righteousness so we can enjoy an eternal inheritance in heaven.

BibleGateway: Revelation 7:9-17 ESV Text: Revelation 7:9-17 Revelation 7:9–17 (Listen) A Great Multitude from Every Nation 9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11 And…

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Following the great Judgment Day, the believers in Christ will be safe and happy forever!

Following the great Judgment Day, the believers in Christ will be safe and happy forever!

BibleGateway: Joel 3:17-21 ESV Text: Joel 3:17-21 Joel 3:17–21 (Listen) The Glorious Future of Judah 17   “So you shall know that I am the LORD your God,    who dwells in Zion, my holy mountain.  And Jerusalem shall be holy,    and strangers shall never again pass through it. 18   “And in that day  the mountains shall drip sweet wine,    and the hills shall flow with milk,  and all the streambeds of Judah    shall flow with water;  and a fountain shall come forth from the house of the LORD    and water the Valley…

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The unbelieving wicked will enter punishment on the Day of Judgment, but “the Lord will be a refuge for his people.” Take refuge in God and in the forgiveness of sins you have through His Son.

The unbelieving wicked will enter punishment on the Day of Judgment, but “the Lord will be a refuge for his people.” Take refuge in God and in the forgiveness of sins you have through His Son.

BibleGateway: Joel 3:1-16 ESV Text: Joel 3:1-16 Joel 3:1–16 (Listen) The Lord Judges the Nations 3:1 “For behold, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, 2 I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. And I will enter into judgment with them there, on behalf of my people and my heritage Israel, because they have scattered them among the nations and have divided up my land,…

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Satan and his evil angels try to do away with God’s people, but He protects His believing children and “seals” them from danger and destruction so they can reach their heavenly goal.

Satan and his evil angels try to do away with God’s people, but He protects His believing children and “seals” them from danger and destruction so they can reach their heavenly goal.

BibleGateway: Revelation 7:1-8 ESV Text: Revelation 7:1-8 Revelation 7:1–8 (Listen) The 144,000 of Israel Sealed 7:1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, that no wind might blow on earth or sea or against any tree. 2 Then I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, with the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud voice to the four angels…

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The locusts would be taken away. God would bless His people with a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit (see Acts 2) and give them the ultimate deliverance at the Last Day.

The locusts would be taken away. God would bless His people with a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit (see Acts 2) and give them the ultimate deliverance at the Last Day.

BibleGateway: Joel 2:28-32 ESV Text: Joel 2:28-32 Joel 2:28–32 (Listen) The Lord Will Pour Out His Spirit 28   1 “And it shall come to pass afterward,    that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh;  your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,    your old men shall dream dreams,    and your young men shall see visions.29   Even on the male and female servants    in those days I will pour out my Spirit. 30 “And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire…

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When the Lord chastens us on account of our sins, let us bend the knee to Him in humility and godly sorrow, turning to Him and to His compassionate love.

When the Lord chastens us on account of our sins, let us bend the knee to Him in humility and godly sorrow, turning to Him and to His compassionate love.

BibleGateway: Joel 2:12-27 ESV Text: Joel 2:12-27 Joel 2:12–27 (Listen) Return to the Lord 12   “Yet even now,” declares the LORD,    “return to me with all your heart,  with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;13     and rend your hearts and not your garments.”  Return to the LORD your God,    for he is gracious and merciful,  slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love;    and he relents over disaster.14   Who knows whether he will not turn and relent,    and leave a blessing behind him,  a grain offering and a drink offering    for the…

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Death, destruction, war, bloodshed, and persecution will trouble the people of God until the Last Day when all that is evil will be swept away. Our hope is in Christ, our Redeemer!

Death, destruction, war, bloodshed, and persecution will trouble the people of God until the Last Day when all that is evil will be swept away. Our hope is in Christ, our Redeemer!

BibleGateway: Revelation 6:1-17 ESV Text: Revelation 6:1-17 Revelation 6 (Listen) The Seven Seals 6:1 Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” 2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer. 3 When he opened the second seal, I heard the second…

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The locusts would do tremendous damage and devour the people’s food. The invasion would be a dreadful “day of the Lord.” It would probably seem to them like the end of the world.

The locusts would do tremendous damage and devour the people’s food. The invasion would be a dreadful “day of the Lord.” It would probably seem to them like the end of the world.

BibleGateway: Joel 2:1-11 ESV Text: Joel 2:1-11 Joel 2:1–11 (Listen) The Day of the Lord 2:1   Blow a trumpet in Zion;    sound an alarm on my holy mountain!  Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,    for the day of the LORD is coming; it is near,2   a day of darkness and gloom,    a day of clouds and thick darkness!  Like blackness there is spread upon the mountains    a great and powerful people;  their like has never been before,    nor will be again after them    through the years of all generations….

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Sometimes the Lord sends trouble to let us see the dangers of life apart from Him and to bring us once again to repentance. In this case, an invasion of locusts was the trouble.

Sometimes the Lord sends trouble to let us see the dangers of life apart from Him and to bring us once again to repentance. In this case, an invasion of locusts was the trouble.

BibleGateway: Joel 1:1-20 ESV Text: Joel 1:1-20 Joel 1 (Listen) 1:1 The word of the LORD that came to Joel, the son of Pethuel: An Invasion of Locusts 2   Hear this, you elders;    give ear, all inhabitants of the land!  Has such a thing happened in your days,    or in the days of your fathers?3   Tell your children of it,    and let your children tell their children,    and their children to another generation. 4   What the cutting locust left,    the swarming locust has eaten.  What the swarming locust left,    the hopping locust…

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