Stuck In A Philistine City by Dr Daniel E Pann
Ekron mirrors the other ancient Philistine cities mentioned in Scripture. Her name means "Extermination", which points to the obvious. Satan wants to eliminate every source of happiness offered to believers through Christ. He succeeds by enticing us to visit each one of these towns for no two are the same. There are pitfalls, traps and distractions at every stop. Hazards that will plague the strongest of Christians and once inside, it becomes a fierce battle to escape.
But there is hope in Jesus who encourages us to take an alternate route and avoid these snares. He introduces us to another guide (Himself) who provides safe passage along life's journey.
If Israel had eradicated her foe to begin with, the Philistines would not have been a thorn throughout history. Likewise God gives us the opportunity to rid ourselves of this unholy spiritual influence as well. Are you stuck in a Philistine City? Let Jesus set you free.