Deuteronomy 2:9-12 (JDV)
Deuteronomy 2:9 Yahveh said to me, ‘Show no hostility toward Moab, and do not provoke them to battle, because I will not give you any of their land as a possession, since I have given Ar as a possession to the descendants of Lot.'”
Deuteronomy 2:10 The Emim, a great and numerous people as tall as the Anakim, had previously lived there.
Deuteronomy 2:11 They were also regarded as Rephaim, like the Anakim, though the Moabites called them Emim.
Deuteronomy 2:12 The Horites had previously lived in Seir, but the descendants of Esau took possession from them, exterminating them completely and settling in their place, just as Israel did in the land of its possession Yahveh gave them.
not our circus, not our monkeys
Both the Edomites and the Moabites would prove to be enemies to the children of Jacob. But Yahveh was giving them the land they were on. He had a destiny for them as well as for the Israelites. The Israelites needed to keep going and not get sidetracked. The Edomites and Moabites were currently not their circus and not their monkeys.
Lord, give us the wisdom to stay away from anything that might hinder our mission and sidetrack us from our destiny.