Read Joel 3 today.

Joel 3:17-21 NIV[17] “Then you will know that I, the Lord your God, dwell in Zion, my holy hill. Jerusalem will be holy; never again will foreigners invade her. [18] “In that day the mountains will drip new wine, and the hills will flow with milk; all the ravines of Judah will run with water. A fountain will flow out of the Lord’s house and will water the valley of acacias. [19] But Egypt will be desolate, Edom a desert waste, because of violence done to the people of Judah, in whose land they shed innocent blood. [20] Judah will be inhabited forever and Jerusalem through all generations. [21] Shall I leave their innocent blood unavenged? No, I will not. ”
The Lord dwells in Zion!
What happens at the end of God’s judgment? For those who trust in God, rather than their own righteousness, there is hope. It seems the overall message of Joel is to be prepared for the judgment of God by taking care of our relationship with God. This is not something that happens when we declare how wonderful we are, but when we own our personal inadequacies. It is when we trust in God’s goodness, rather than our own.
Luke 18:9-14 NIV[9] To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable:
[10] “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. [11] The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. [12] I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’
[13] “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’
[14] “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”