Joel 2:32 - Turn To Jesus And Be Saved.
Joe.2:32: Turn To Jesus And Be Saved.
CONTENT; What's in the verse; Translations; Paraphrase; Word
Joel 2:32 (KJV) And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall
call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion
and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in
the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
Joel 2:32 (NLT) And anyone who calls on the name of the LORD
will be saved. There will be people on Mount Zion in Jerusalem who
escape, just as the LORD has said. These will be among the survivors
whom the LORD has called.
Joel 2:32 (CWR) All who believe and call upon the Lord for help
will be saved. My people in Mount Zion and Jerusalem will be
delivered. And among the remnant will be those whom I have called out of
CONTEXT; What's around the verse; Overview; Topic:
A locust swarm that devastated Judah (1:1-12) moved Joel to
utter a call for national repentance (vv. 13-20). The disaster
prefigured the "Day of the LORD" (2:1-11), and made return to God urgent
(vv. 12-17). Yet when that day comes God will save His people, and
bless them afterward (vv. 18-32). God will judge hostile nations then
(3:1-16), and Judah will know God's pardon (vv. 17-21). [The 365-Day
The Lord Speaks
The LORD Will Pour His Spirit on All People (2:28-32)
The Sun Turning Black and the Moon Blood-Red (2:28-32)
The day of the Lord (2:28-3:21)
CROSS REFERENCES; What's in verses elsewhere.
Psalm 50:15 (KJV) And call upon me in the day of trouble: I
will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
Jeremiah 33:3 (KJV) Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and
shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Zech. 13:9 (KJV) And I will bring the third part through the
fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as
gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I
will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.
Acts 2:21 (KJV) And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall
call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Romans 10:13 (KJV) For whosoever shall call upon the name of
the Lord shall be saved.
2 Thes. 2:13 (KJV) But we are bound to give thanks alway to God
for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the
beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and
belief of the truth:
COMMENTARY / APPLICATION: Moving From The Head To The Heart
What is God teaching here? What does it teach about Jesus?
Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord--that is, repents and
believes -- will be saved from the judgment that will fall on the wicked
and unbelieving. [Nelson SB]
Calls On The Name Of The LORD: Worships God (cf. Ge 4:26; 12:8)
and prays to him (see Ps 116:4). [NIV SB]
Saved: Delivered from the wrath of God's judgment (see Mt
24:13). [NIV SB]
Joel promised that those who repented ("everyone who calls on
the name of the LORD") would be delivered. [New Bible Companion]
The gospel of the N.T. is clearly grounded in the O.T. (cf. Rom
10:13). [Believer's SB]
God's remnant are those who call on Him in faith for salvation.
Joel looked to deliverance during a time of judgment on Jerusalem.
God's truth also applies to spiritual salvation. People can take hope
because God remains in charge of His world and plans salvation for His
faithful remnant. [Disciple SB]
The "day of the LORD" is used here as God's appointed time to
judge the nations. Judgment and mercy go hand in hand. Joel had said
that if the people repented, the Lord would save them from judgment.
In this day of judgment and catastrophe, therefore, some will be
saved. God's intention is not to destroy but to heal and to save.
However, we must accept his salvation or we will certainly perish with
the unrepentant. [Life Application SB]
The Years the Locusts Have Eaten(Joel 2)
For months she cried every night. Lying alone, her tears soaking
the pillow, she sobbed out her "why?"
They'd been married for eight years, and she was three months
pregnant with their daughter, when her husband just left. He couldn't
stand being tied down anymore, he told her. And so he left her, with a
two-and-a-half-year-old son and pregnant.
It was so hard, trying to deal with her loneliness, her doubts,
her questions of, "What did I do?" and most terrible of all, "What
will happen to me now?" She had to live with these questions not for
days, or weeks, or even months, but for years.
Joel's warning to Judah of the coming Day of the LORD challenged
God's people to repent and turn to God for healing. The chapter
presupposes a people who have turned away from God, and who need to "return
to Me with all your heart" (v. 12). There had been years of
devastation. But Joel promised even God's rebellious people that the LORD has
good in mind for them. Despite years of devastation, it is within the
power of a loving God to "repay you for the years the locusts have
Today the young woman who cried herself to sleep so many nights
is married again, to a husband who loves her. She loves her job
teaching, and delights in the times she shares with her daughter, who is
now nine. Life is good, and she's proven that God's promise to
"repay you for the years the locusts have eaten" can be claimed even by
those who never departed from Him, and whose suffering was something
other than punishment for sin. [The 365-Day Devotional Commentary]