Joel 3:18-21

Psalm 111

18 “In that day the mountains will drip new wine, and the hills will flow with milk; all the ravines of Judah will run with water. A fountain will flow out of the Lord’s house and will water the valley of acacias. 19 But Egypt will be desolate, Edom a desert waste, because of violence done to the people of Judah, in whose land they shed innocent blood. 20 Judah will be inhabited forever and Jerusalem through all generations. 21 Their bloodguilt, which I have not pardoned, I will pardon.”

4 responses to “Joel 3:18-21

  1. One of my commentaries says that verse 18 is talking about the blessings and joy that were promised for the messianic age…. the notes in my Bible don’t talk about that at all… just says that these blessings are for God’s people and notes the extreme contrast between this verse and the drought we have seen throughout this book. My commentary also says that Egypt and Edom were representative of the Gentile nations that have been judged by the Lord…. but my Bible says that Egypt and Edom represent the nations hostile to God’s people.

  2. A definite contrast is drawn here. The propserity and wealth that God gives to Judah is because of His love and His favor. Conversely, God repays the evil done to Israel by making their enemies’ lands desolate.

    I think this is prophecy for the time that will follow the judgement in Armegeddon, but the principle is true for all times.

  3. I was reading John Calvin’s commentary on this and he made an interesting statement…He was talking about vs 20 when the Jewish community redemption will last forever and ever…His statement he made that grabbed my attention is something that sometimes frustrates me…how the ungodly prosper and go forward while the believer aka myself suffer and get frustrated….The truth is, there is a time that the ungodly do live in prosperous fruitful time, but its short lived if we look at it through God’s eyes…their wealth on earth may last for 80 years but all of eternity they will suffer, we may face years of persecution, suffering, hardships because of our faith and such, but for all of eternity we will reign and be good to go…that may not seem deep, but it really just jumped out to me…because through this we saw the ungodly have rule over the godly but it was for a short time and in the end, those called by God will ultimately be redeemed.

  4. This verse is interesting and very specific. At this point in my life I just came from a very bad season of pain, depression and confusion. With this word, the lord is conforming to me that, he is he who restores, turns pain into gladness, tears into smiles. Mountains into streams of milk and honey. So my comment is ” Count it all joy” when u are in distress because
    god will repair u. Hallelujah

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