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The Day of the Lord

The phrase, “the day of the Lord” is one that is used to indicate a coming judgment from God.  Isaiah used it to refer to God’s impending judgment of Babylon (Isaiah 13).  Jeremiah (46:10), Ezekiel (30:3) and Obadiah (15) all use the phrase in a similar fashion.

Such judgment was not reserved for the enemies of Israel.  Numerous prophets used this same phrase in reference to God’s judgment of His own people.  Consider these words from the prophet Joel, “Alas for the day! For the day of the Lord is at hand; It shall come as destruction from the Almighty” (Joel 1:15). Interestingly, there is the promise of deliverance that is given to the faithful even in that day (cf. Joel 2:32).

In 2 Peter 3:10, the phrase is used to designate a final judgment of God.  “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.”  In that day, there is the promise of deliverance!  “Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells” (vs. 13).

Turn to God and serve Him.  Then give praise to Him as you bask in the promise of His glory!

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