However, God's presence is restored in Jerusalem, which provides hope and protection for God's people. In fact, despite the present circumstances, God promises the faithful that they will not be permanently defeated. Instead, they shall live peacefully in God's restored kingdom.
[links to Bible Gateway open in a new window]Reading the Bible in Its Entirety
If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Joel 3:9-21 today.