Though there is a lot of legislation in Numbers 15, this chapter is an account of grace more than of law. It is a story of mercy rather than a story of the merely mundane. Though there are a lot of precepts in these verses, undergirding all of it are the promises of God. It is a chapter of hope following a chapter of despair. Though there had been failure, faithlessness, and fear, God still spoke to his people. God was not silent.