Israel was filled with complainers. Belly-achers. Deliverance from their humbled position in Egypt had done little to diminish their natural pride and desire for power and recognition. This pride begins to ramp up into a series of conflicts that could have had even more devastating consequences – if not for the long-suffering kindness of God.
In his own way even Moses is caught up in the rebellion when he strikes the rock over the rebellion of others. This is one of the chief benefits of the stories and teachings of Numbers for Christ-followers in any century. In this book we learn the ins and outs of personal pride, and how to avoid the traps contained within adversity and relationships.
Take care to observe and listen my friend! The teachings of this book have delivered me more times than I would like to admit.