Topical Index of Scriptures

  Deceptive Alliances

Because ancient Israel -- like other countries throughout history -- made practical alliances with those who opposed God, it often faced defeat. The natural, social and political consequences would devastate the proud and powerful nation. The same could happen to America.  See 1 Corinthians 10:1-13


"All her friends have dealt treacherously with her;

They have become her enemies." Lamentations 1:2

"The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;

He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.

The counsel of the Lord stands forever,

The plans of His heart to all generations.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord..."  Psalm 33:10-12

"... the Lord has rejected your trusted allies, and you will not prosper by them." Jeremiah 2:37


"No king is saved by the multitude of an army;

A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.

A horse is a vain hope for safety;

Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength.

Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him

On those who hope in His mercy...." Psalm 33:16-18

"Because you have allied yourself with Ahaziah, the Lord has destroyed your works." 2 Chronicles 20:37

"You shall make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against Me. For if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you. Exodus 23:32-33

"Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust, and does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies." Psalm 40:4