Numbers 15:1-3 The LORD said to Moses, 2 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘After you enter the land I am giving you as a home 3 and you present to the LORD offerings made by fire, . . .
In chapter 14, Israelites lost all hope for the Promised Land and God was angry at them and threatened them that they would not go into the Land. In chapter 15, however, God gives Israelites instructions of how to worship God in the Land “after they enter the land God is giving them as a home.” The more I meditate what God did to Israelites, the more I feel parenting. And the more my children get older, so the more I have to practice parenting, the more I understand God who was doing parenting to Israelites. When God was angry, God was angry because God loved them and in fact God was angry for them to get better. After God instruct or rebuke or even punish them (yes, because He loves them – He never gives up being a good parent), God also does His best to comfort them assuring God’s love to them. Parenting is the most difficult job that we have, and at the same time, it is the most important job we have which we must not fail. And still now, God who did it to Israelites is doing it to me every day in my life.