"Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision” (Joel 3:14)
Using the setting of a valley, Joel presents a universal truth in this wonderful passage: there is a time in the life of every person when he or she must make some important decisions— that was true under the old covenant, and it is true under the new.
Some decisions have to do with everyday living, such as career choice, companion for life, or profession. Other decisions come as a result of our reaction to life’s experiences, such as grief, tragedy, disappointment, hurt.
The really critical decision, however, is about our spiritual condition. We have the blessing of living in the happy, peaceful times of the gospel age about which Joel prophesies. Deciding for the Lord should be easy when we consider what He has done for us in providing complete forgiveness of our sins: our eternal destiny hangs on whether we decide for Him or against Him.