This is Daniel Whyte III with The Scripture & The Sense Podcast #393, where I read the Word of God and give the sense of it based on an authoritative commentary source such as the Bible Knowledge Commentary. This podcast is based upon Nehemiah 8:8 where it says Ezra and the Levites “read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.” The aim of this podcast is that through the simple reading of the Word of God and the giving of the sense of it, the church would be revived and the world would be awakened.
Today we are reading Joel 3:14-16.
14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.
15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.
16 The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.
That was Joel 3:14-16. Now here is the sense of it.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary reads:
An innumerable host will be assembled in the valley of decision (also called the Valley of Jehoshaphat (Je-hosh-a-fat)). Here the divine Judge’s verdict will be executed on the nations. As in earlier passages the darkening of the heavenly bodies serves as an ominous sign of the approaching day of the Lord. The Lord will then emerge from His sanctuary in Jerusalem in theophanic splendor. His thunderous battle cry will produce cosmic disorder. He will then demonstrate that He is Israel’s Refuge and Stronghold.
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