Relations with Brother Nations

Some nations God ordered Israel to destroy, but others He did not. Consider Edom and Egypt, “You shall not abhor an Edomite, for he is your brother. You shall not abhor an Egyptian, because you were an alien in his land. The children of the third generation born to them may enter the assembly of the LORD” (Deuteronomy 23:7-8).
Israel had a history with both Edom and Egypt, and the Israelites were not to forget that history. Likewise, every person ought to know history, especially church history, then we will not abhor people, but seek to bring them into the Lord’s assembly.

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