The biblical city of Ezion-geber, near modern Eilat where we’re staying, served as Israel’s occasional port on the Red Sea.
Back in the heyday of King Solomon’s reign, Israel expanded its international trade through the Red Sea port of Ezion-geber, near modern Eilat (1 Kings 9:26-28). The site’s second level of occupation occurred during the reign of Jehoshaphat, who sought to do as Solomon did and enjoy a lucrative trade in Ezion-geber.
But Jehoshaphat learned that an alliance outside of the will of God is never worth it, regardless of what benefits it offers.
Whatever we stand to gain from a compromising alliance isn’t worth what we lose in our spiritual lives.
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