Notes: March 16, 2009 – Jeremiah 47

God against the Philistines

No matter how long the enemies of God have tormented the people of God, God will hold them accountable.

  • The neighboring Philistines had tormented Israel for generations. Do you remember David and Goliath the Philistine?
  • Jeremiah had earlier delivered a word from God about the doom of the Philistines (Jeremiah 25:20).
  • Philistia’s enemy would be Egypt (v 1).
  • The attack would come from the north (v 2).
  • The enemy would have many horses and chariots (v 3).
  • This forthcoming trouble would last as long as God orders it (v 6-7).