The Philistines had signed a mutual defense pact with Egypt and Ethiopia in the face of the threat from Assyria. When the army of Assyria showed up, those allies abandoned Philistia. The city of Ashdod was besieged and destroyed, and eventually, Ethiopia and Egypt felt the might of Assyria as well. God intended the whole sequence of events to be a lesson for Israel and for Judah. It is recorded in Scripture to be a lesson to us.
Times are difficult and uncertain.
Challenges will come.
When they do, our security will be tested.
I know it’s not in Ethiopia or Egypt. But what is it in?
A bank account?
Where is our boasting? What do we count on?
Learn from the Philistines. Counting on anything or anyone other than Jehovah will result in disillusionment,