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visit the country of Moab today!
God had a few words to say about Moab, too.
Does God issue any commands?
- God warned the citizens of Moab to flee for their lives because destruction was coming.
- God commanded those around Moab to mourn for his destruction.
Does God make any promises?
- God promised woe unto Moab, including shame over their spiritual center when destroyed.
- God promised a curse to those who do the work of the LORD deceitfully.
- God said that wanderers would come to Moab that would cause Moab to wander.
- God promised that Moab would wallow in his own vomit because he magnified himself against the LORD and laughed at the calamity that befell Israel.
- The warrior men of Moab would be as fearful as a woman in labor.
- Unlike other nations that were destroyed for a season (Egypt, Israel) the nation of Moab would cease to exist. (It obviously did!)
Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?
- Jesus is the King whose name is the LORD of Hosts.
Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?
- I am not exactly sure what the last verse of this chapter means. God said He will bring again the captivity of Moab in the latter days. Earlier verses seem to indicate that Moab would no longer be a nation (see verse 42) and no nation now exists that is known as Moab. However, God knows all of our genealogy or pedigree and it would be no problem for Him to unravel our ethnicity for us which would then bring again the captivity of Moab in latter days. Evidently God is not finished with Moab, the descendants of Lot!