1. Joel describes how God judged His own people when they betrayed Him, and how He’ll one-day judge the nations who refuse Him.
2. The effects of sin aren’t confined to the human heart and human society! Creation has also been compromised.
3. Not every “act of God” is an “act of God!”
4. There are times when a natural catastrophe is truly an “act of God!”
5. Once sin is unleashed, its devastating effects aren’t easily limited.
6. God’s goal in fighting His people isn’t their destruction; it’s their restoration. In a real sense when He wins - we win!
7. God often appeals to straying hearts in the “eleventh hour.”
8. When you come to the end of yourself you may be closer to God than ever before!
9. God’s not only able to restore everything; He’s eager to restore everything.
10. If we diminish the horror of evil, we ultimately diminish the goodness of God.
11. The restoration God offers is carried out by the Holy Spirit. You don’t have to be “up to it.” He’s up to it!