Against The Nations: Philistia, Jeremiah 47:1-7

AGAINST THE NATIONS: Philistia

Jeremiah 47:1-7

 

I.                The Philistines(vs. 1-5)

*The Philistines lived on the coastal plain and were conquered by Egypt @ 587 B.C. but for their aggression towards Israel and their idolatry they fall under God’s punishment at the hands of the Babylonians / Chaldeans a year later 586 B.C.

a. How is the invading army of the Babylonians described in verse 2?  _______________________________________________________

b. How will the people respond to the overwhelming invasion? ____

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c. Verse 3 gives an example of how desperate the people were.  For    fear what would the fathers do? _____________________________ _______________________________________________________ 

d. What was to become of all the Philistine cities (Tyre, Sidon, Ashkelon, Gaza, the region of Caphtor (Capadocia))?  ___________

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e. The question to the Philistines at the end of verse 5, “how long     will you cut yourself?” What were they doing and why?  _________

_________________________________________(1 Kings 18:20-29)

 II.           An Appeal  (vs. 6)

a. Verse 6 is an appeal from the Philistines.  What do they want?

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b. After their pleas to their pagan deity and ritualistic cutting etc          that went unanswered (vs. 1-5) Who are they asking now?  ________ _______________________________________________________

c. Is verse 6 an indication of repentance and a turning to the God of  Israel or just a desire for Him to stop the devastating invasion? ______________________________________________________

d. Where else have you seen the reference to “the sword of the Lord?”

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 III.        Overruled (vs. 7)

a. Jeremiah personifies God’s judgment ‘the sword’ against Philistia  how does he respond to the appeal for quiet? ___________________

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b. The invasion of Philistia was God’s judgment… what phrases in   verse 7 make this clear? ____________________________________

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c. Although a Gentile nation that had persecuted God’s people and    were guilty of idolatry is there any examples in Scripture of God         relenting concerning judgment when they truly repented?__________

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IV.    Application:  Why is repentance more than just wanting the pain to stop? _______________________________________________________

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