TUESDAY, JUNE 4
Scripture: Joel 2:26,27,, Genesis 18:10-14
In verses 26,27 we have two finishing promises. The reason for the preparation and the reason for the complete devastation of the preparation is so that we can experience verse 26,27. They say, “You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, And praise the name of the Lord your God, Who has dealt wondrously/paw-lah with you; And My people shall never be put to shame. Then you shall know/yah-daw that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the Lord your God And there is no other. My people shall never be put to shame.” Paw-lah always leads to yah-daw. A good example of paw-lah is Genesis 18. In Genesis 18, Abraham has carried the promise of a son for years. And in Genesis 18:10-14, we find Sarah laughing, saying, “Do you realize how old I am?” And the angel says in verse 14, “Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.” After Abram and Sarah had completely given up, saying, “There is no way this is ever going to happen,…” God said, “I will bring it to pass.” So paw-lah means, ‘Beyond human agency, that which only God can do.’ The reason for the extensive, devastational preparation is so that we can have a testimony of something that only God can do. That is part of this process. So what is it that each of us needs that only God can do? That is the thing to start asking for.