There is plenty of other stuff in this chapter to get your teeth into too. There is the great promise of restoration: "I will restore the years the locust has eaten." And the signs in the heavens and on the earth (I'm still chewing over "blood, fire and billows of smoke" — fascinating imagery that I haven't worked out the full significance of yet. Answers on a postcard if you have any ideas — or just leave a comment below!)
But the thing that spoke to me from the chapter today was the great promise of abundant blessing: "I am sending you grain, new wine and oil, enough to satisfy you fully." Grain speaks of financial or material blessing (
This theme of a blessing of grain, new wine and oil is one that reoccurs in scripture:
Ps 104:15 Wine that gladdens the heart of man, oil to make his face shine, and bread that sustains his heart.
May you know the Lord's abundant blessings in every area of your life today! Our God is good!