I’ve been reading through the book of Deuteronomy the last week or so in my daily Bible reading. Deuteronomy has some great spots and some very tedious spots. Maybe it’s because I’m fresh off of an Israel trip in January but I noticed something uniquely this time through it.
Consider what God tells the Israelites as they are about to enter the land that He had promised to them and delivered them supernaturally into.
“Give the people these orders: ‘You are about to pass through the territory of your relatives the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir. They will be afraid of you, but be very careful. Do not provoke them to war, for I will not give you any of their land, not even enough to put your foot on. I have given Esau the hill country of Seir as his own.’” 2:4-5
“Then the Lord said to me, ‘Do not harass the Moabites or provoke them to war, for I will not give you any part of their land. I have given Ar to the descendants of Lot as a possession.’” 2:9
“When you come to the Ammonites, do not harass them or provoke them to war, for I will not give you possession of any land belonging to the Ammonites. I have given it as a possession to the descendants of Lot.” 2:19