Joel: The imagery of the locusts can be puzzling: 1) chewing locusts; 2) swarming locusts; 3) crawling locusts; 4) consuming locusts. These can/could be viewed as various stage of the locusts’ life. The point is that judgment is about to be visited on the Northern Kingdom. The prophecy also serves as a “double” warning both for Joel’s time and the “end” time what we know of as a day of the LORD. The locusts portend a great famine an idea completely foreign to us in America. The point is to repent of the sin on our lives, thus to prepare for the LORD’s return.
Gospel: Luke 14:12-24
New Testament: Revelation 18:15-24
Old Testament: Joel 1:1-13