Day 221 - Num. 20;5. 14-29

V. 14-21 The people of Edom were descendants of Esau (Jacob's brother). You remember that long before this, Jacob had deceived his father Isaac and stolen the birthright blessing belonging to Esau (Edom) – Genesis 27. Now the descendants of these 2 men face each other! Israel must suffer for the deed of long before. We reap what we sow (Eccl. 3:1515That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past. (Ecclesiastes 3:15)). But, to encourage you, don't forget, He remembers also the good (Mark 9:4141For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward. (Mark 9:41)).
V. 22-end The chapter begins and ends with death. Now Aaron. Though Aaron didn't act, he associated himself with Moses, and so shared the Lord's displeasure. God is telling us that we are held responsible for our associations. Aaron's son become: high priest.