The coalition of two or more parties in order to achieve a particular aim. Political alliances might be formalised in a treaty or sealed by marriage. Human rebellion against God is demonstrated in hostile alliances against his people culminating in the rejection of Christ and the final gathering and overthrow of the nations outside Jerusalem. Because God’s people are to depend on him alone, unholy alliances are condemned; however God does work in partnership with human allies and encourages his people to work together.
Alliances against God and his people
Unholy alliances condemned by God
Examples of alliances condemned by God 2Ki 16:7 pp 2Ch 28:16 Ahaz’s proposed alliance with Assyria; 2Ch 20:35-37 Jehoshaphat’s alliance with Ahaziah of Israel Judah’s alliance with Egypt: Isa 30:1; Isa 31:1
Hos 12:1 Israel’s vacillation between Egypt and Assyria
God works with human allies
Believers allied in God’s service
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