Israel and Moab

Israel and Moab were brothers, so to speak, because Israel descended from Abraham, and Moab descended from Lot, Abraham’s nephew. As Israel journeyed they approached Moab, “Then the children of Israel moved, and camped in the plains of Moab on the side of the Jordan across from Jericho” (Numbers 22:1).
The rest of the story shows that Moab did not like that, and they asked a prophet to curse Israel, but the Lord would not heed that request.
Sad it is to see brethren at each other’s throats, but truly everyone in the world is related, first through Adam, then through Noah.
Remember that everyone is your brother in the flesh. Therefore, do no harm.

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