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When Things Go From Bad to Worse

Today we begin the book of Joel.  Not much is known about Joel.  We do know that he was a prophet living in Jerusalem and his name means “Jehovah is his God”.  His dad’s name was Pethuel (meaning “Vision of God”).  Many scholars believe Joel was probably written soon after the Israelites returned from exile in Babylon in 538 B.C., but there are numerous other theories as well.  That said, Joel is a powerful book with some important lessons for us today.  Let’s go!

四十晝夜

馬太福音4:1-2_四十晝夜

1當時,耶穌被聖靈引到曠野,受魔鬼的試探。 2 他禁食四十晝夜,後來就餓了。

摩西為了領受神的十誡石版,在山上住了四十晝夜,沒有吃飯,也沒有喝水(申9:9)。又因為以色列人製造金牛犢,拜金牛犢,大大得罪了神,神要滅絕以色列人。在這樣的危機裡,摩西在神面前俯伏了四十晝夜(申9:25),為百姓代求。