There are deceptions afoot like the one that took place between Israel and the Gibeonites as recorded in Joshua 9. In one moment of time, without inquiring of the Lord, Israel was deceived and blindly entered into an agreement with an enemy nation - an agreement based on false evidence.
season be careful what alliances you form. Inquire first of the Lord
before you make your decision. The natural evidence before you that
seems so convincing does not always reveal the truth of the matter and
if believed, can put you in a place of unintended bondage.