-God gives a word to Jeremiah about the coming destruction of the Philistines (People of the coastal land from where Goliath came and constant foe of Israel in the Promised Land). This prophecy echoes some previous destructive foretellings for this people group (Isaiah 14:28-32, Ezekiel 25:15-17, Amos 1:6-8, and Zephaniah 2:4-7). All of Philistia will be destroyed and their allies cut off from them as a work of the LORD God of Heaven. God has given the order and assigned His will against this nation who had caused the chosen people so much grief and lead them into much idolatry. *Application* The end result apart from God’s mercy is death and doom. While His mercies are extended to all, only those who receive His gift by doing things His way in faith and total dependence on Him will escape final and lasting vengeance. This is a stark warning here to go God’s way or bear the price of being an outcast. God is opposed to the proud, but gives His grace to the humble (James 4:6, 1 Peter 5:5).
Verse to Memorize: Jeremiah 47:4