We saw last week that, in Numbers 15, God provided his people with a gracious revelation assuring them of a future loaded with favour. The next generation would inherit the land forfeited by the faithless behaviour of their parents. In the text before us today, there is an added dimension of expectation: The relief communicated in vv. 1–21 is followed by the community’s responsibility. Having graced his people, God now reveals expectations of that grace.