When God communicates with us, He has one purpose in mind: our good.
If He sends a warning our way, the typical human response is that God is keeping something from us. We feel short-changed. As Pastor Bob takes us through a chapter-by chapter, verse-by-verse study of the Book of Joel, we discover something huge: perspective.
Heed a warning and you'll be blessed. Reject a warning and the result will be catastrophic. The ultimate purpose of God's warnings are
God's compassion and concern, correction and counsel, lead to clarity and coherence.
Pastor Bob illustrates our tendencies to do what needs to be done with the familiar image of an alarm clock. The alarm goes off and we instinctively reach out and hit the snooze button. Then we hit snooze again. In our delusion, we think that if we ignore the alarm we'll be able to roll over and do nothing.
When God sounds the alarm we need to...
The rewards God has for our repentance far outweigh the pandemic results our sin. As Pastor Bob continues through the book of Joel, we learn of God's hope to redeem and restore our lives beyond our greatest expectations when we confess our short-comings and embrace Him as redeemer and restorer.