Sunday, October 28, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks:  In describing the locust-like army of Judah's invaders, Joel said,  "They run like mighty men, They climb the wall like  -------- of  -------; Every one marches in formation, And they do not break ------- ."

2. Joel described nature's response to the relentless approach of Judah's invaders: "The earth  -------
before them, The  ------- tremble; The sun and moon grow -------, And the  -------- diminish their brightness."

3. Joel advised  Judah to repent and be saved from the disastrous, approaching army: "So rend your
-------, and not your garments; Return to the Lord your God.

1. "Men....war......ranks" (Joel 2:7).
2. "Quakes.....heavens....dark......stars" (Joel 2:10)  The literal fulfillment of this prophecy will come in the last days; its preliminary fulfillment came when the Babylonians captured Jerusalem.
3. "Heart" (Joel 2:13).

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