With fasting and weeping and mourning [until every barrier is removed and the broken fellowship is restored]. is left unanswered.
Chapter one tells the reader that the nation of Judah had just been ravaged by a phenomenal locust plague. Some are ever about to repent, but they can never find time and hearts to set seriously about it, to do it in good earnest, stultitia semper incipit vivere folly always begins to live (Sen.). Joel 2:12 Context. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". Want more information about Bible Gateway Plus? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cpc/joel-2.html.
Never, while life lasts, does Lent come amiss; never is it unnecessary to the Christian who is striving after that holiness without which he can never see His Lord in the eternal Easter. Flee from Himself to Himself, from the rigor of justice to the Bosom of mercy. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Joel 2:12 Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye [even] to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: Ver. Some codices, with one early printed edition, Syriac, and Vulgate, unlit this "and".
"Yet even now," declares the LORD, "Return to Me with all your heart, And with fasting, weeping and mourning; To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible. Thus judgment was mingled with mercy. He says first, And even now the Lord says, Turn ye to me.
New International Version (NIV). Also now, saith the Lord - even now, what none could have hoped or believed possible, God still invites you to the hope of salvation.
Joel 2:12-13 The message of Joel is intriguing. Used by Permission.
Take notes, highlights, and favorites to share or document personal thoughts. Create or log in to your Bible Gateway account. Mourning. This is why Lent lasts so long. Sorrow for sin must not be slight and sudden, but sad and soaking: the heart must be turned into a Hadadrimmon, Zechariah 12:10-11, where the prophet seems, in a sort, to be at a stand for comparisons fit enough and full enough to set forth their sorrow, who, looking upon Christ, whom they had pierced, felt the very nails sticking in their own hearts as so many sharp daggers, or stings of scorpions. Wherefore “turn unto Me with all your hearts,” and show the penitence of your minds “by fasting and weeping and mourning,” that, fasting now, ye may “be filled” hereafter “weeping now,” ye may laugh hereafter; mourning now, ye may hereafter “be comforted” Luke 6:21; Matthew 5:4. It implies an authoritative and most weighty utterance, as in Psalms 110:1, “The Lord said unto my Lord.” “The word is used in almost every instance of the immediate utterance of God Himself; more rarely of that of the prophet or inspired organ of the Divine revelations” (Perowne, Commentary on the Psalms, vol. Secondly, Lent properly observed, will stamp upon our hearts and consciences, for a good while, the solemn sense of the strife between the Flesh and the Spirit, so that it will not die out if we are conscientious and careful. "Commentary on Joel 2:12".
"Genuine sorrow and shame for sin were to be accompanied by fasting, tears of penitence, and other indications of mourning.". The conversion with the whole heart God seeketh, for it suffices to salvation. For whom is Lent ordained? "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". 12 Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: Read full chapter Share. Revelation 9:2-11). Lenten Services have little attraction for them. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/joel-2.html. He must be served truly, that there be no halting; and totally, that there be no halving. And with fasting, weeping and mourning. With such judgments impending over the Jews, Yahweh Himself urges them to repentance. 1909-1922. 12 “Even now,” declares the Lord, “return(A) to me with all your heart,(B) with fasting and weeping and mourning.”. BibliographyTrapp, John. The whole heart is in these four affections; and of these I think we must understand that saying, “turn to” the Lord “with all thy heart.”. with fasting and weeping and mourning.”, “Even now,” says the LORD, 1 Kings 8:47-49 Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness; …. Let thy fear also be converted unto Him, for all fear is perverted, whereby thou fearest anything besides Him or not for Him. Scripture: Ezra 8:21-23, Nehemiah 1:1-6, Jonah 3:5-10, Joel 2:12-13, Psalms 35:11-14, Psalms 69:9-12, Matthew 6:16-18, Acts 13:2-3 (view more) (view less) Denomination: Nazarene. As if God said, “All this I have therefore spoken, in order to terrify you by My threats.
It is not merely that we commit sins. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/joel-2.html.
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But, then, after a while he must repeat it, or the effect dies out. BibliographyNisbet, James. "E.W. Ut flerent oculos erudiere suos (Ovid). 1999. It is the natural and spontaneous instinct of true Christianity. Yet He can be entreated, because He is mercy; He can be appeased, because He is Goodness; He can cleanse, because He is the Fountain of grace; He can satisfy, because He is the Bread of life; He can soothe, because He is the Unction from above; He can beautify, because He is Fullness; He can beatify because He is Bliss. All other rights reserved.
BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
The creatures are not real, but figurative. “Turn and come to Me with all your heart [in genuine repentance], Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: Therefore. And it is the longest season of the Christian year, because this matter of subduing the Flesh to the Spirit is the greatest difficulty of all in the Christian life.
Reason illumines; will loves; memory retains.
The Targum is, "turn ye to my worship with all your heart:'. II.
The Prophet here reminds us that we must not act feignedly with God; for men are ever disposed to trifle with him. "Commentary on Joel 2:12". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/joel-2.html. Joel 2:12 in all English translations. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? "Commentary on Joel 2:12". The Prophet exhorts the people, not in his own name, but speaks in the person of God himself. It was so with our Lord after His Baptism, when the Spirit drove him apart from men to the long Lent in the Wilderness. Even now, he says, turn ye to me with your whole heart. Judges 20:26 Then all the children of Israel, and all the people, went up, and came unto the house of God, and wept, and sat there before the LORD, and fasted that day until even, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD. Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
He afterwards adds, fasting, and weeping, and mourning; and by these words he shows how grievously they had sinned; as though he said, that they deserved not only one kind of destruction, but were worthy of hundred deaths; that God therefore would not now be content with any common repentance, and except they came suppliantly and deeply felt their own guilt. And with fasting, weeping, and with mourning] With deep and downright humiliation, suitable to your sins, as Ezra 9:6. The infestation was unusually severe, one so bad that no one living at the time could remember anything worse, 1:3. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". We bear about us a tainted nature. The sign of true conversion is not in the confession of the mouth, but in the affliction of penitence. Therefore also now, saith the Lord] Now, though it be late first, and, as you may think, too late, Nunquam sero si serio. With fasting; public fasting as well as private, such fasting as is required, Joel 1:14. For reason seeks things to come; the will loves things present; memory retains things past. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. ch. “return to me with all your heart, All rights reserved worldwide. "Commentary on Joel 2:12". Therefore also now, saith the Lord Before this terrible and intolerable day, which is near at hand, comes; before these judgments and calamities threatened take place, though just at hand; serious repentance is never too late, now is the accepted time; see ( Luke 19:42-44) ( 2 Corinthians 6:2) ; turn ye [even] to me with all your heart; against whom they had sinned, and who had prepared his army against … Thirdly, it is only natural and right that such a season should be one of some self-denials.
Why, then, in that case does not Lent last all the year round? Not merely for the warning of open sinners. Emotions are always exposed in the sacred text as very unreliable. Our Price: $5.00 Save: $19.99 (80%) Buy Now. And with mourning] This is added, as a degree beyond the former. The guilty are indeed wont to weave many excuses to avoid punishment; but when the judge deems a man guilty, and he is abundantly proved to be so, he says, “What good can you do? God graciously meets us and is ready to receive us unto favor, though we have a hundred times alienated ourselves from him; but we bring nothing but hypocrisy and disguise: hence the Prophet declares here distinctly, that this dissimulation does not please God, and that they can hide nothing, who only pretend some sort of repentance by external signs, and that what is required is the serious and sincere feeling of the heart.
The tartars of that day were designed to bring the people to repentance. This is that conversion of heart, which God requireth; this is that, which sufficeth to salvation.”, And with fasting - o“In their returning to Him, it is required in the first place, that it be with the heart in the inward man, yet so that the outward man is not left unconcerned, but hath his part also, in performance of such things whereby he may express, how the inward man is really affected; and so by the concurrence of both is true conversion made up. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. Rend Your Heart - “Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Rend your heart and not your garments. Turn ye even to me.—The question, “Who can abide it?” is left unanswered.
"Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". “Return to Me with all your heart, The apostle (after the prophet Isaiah) purposely beateth upon the το νυν, as if he should say, Now, or never; since thou mayest, the very next minute, be cut off by the stroke of death from all further time of repentance and acceptation. ‘The most striking part of the book is that in which the locust invasion is described. Men may fast, and yet find their pleasures, Isaiah 58:13, weep out of stomach, as Esau, or compliment, as Phryne the harlot, who was surnamed κλαυσιγελως, weep-laugh, because she could easily do either: and as among the Brasilians tears are for a present salutation, and as soon gone as if they had said, How do ye? Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible".
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