["... 7The LORD hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.
8Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein? and it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and it shall be cast out and drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.
9And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day:
10And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.
11Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
12And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.
13In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst...]
Now this is not a fair picture for a cheery Sunday, but if we take admonition we can avoid all of this commotion. Paul said that everything that is written is for our admonition and edification. And it can happen that we loose the taste for the Lord's word and take fancy in the words of plain men. And we can avoid going thirsty in the Lord if we focus on him and his message. The can bring darkness and sun down at noon just like he can bring light...
And if we tremble before the Lord and fear him and always respect him and his word, then we can continue with the mirth and joy of the day, because we are safe. The Lord will bring judgement on those who take him lightly and scoff at his word and message. And we are sure we, I am not of those who take the Lord lightly and go on and romp like he does not know what I am doing...