Today's reading describes another serious rebellion of the Hebrews in the wilderness. After hearing the mostly negative report of the slaves, some conspire to return to Egypt, even if it means becoming slaves again. At this, God threatens to disinherit the complaining people, but Moses argues that such an act would lower God's appearance in the eyes of all the other nations of the world.
[links to Bible Gateway open in a new window]Reading the Bible in Its Entirety
If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Numbers 15-21 today.