Numbers 18:19 says, "All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer to the LORD, I have given to you and your sons and daughters with you as an ordinance forever; it is a covenant of salt forever before the LORD with you and your descendants with you." What is a covenant of salt? The commentary “IVP Bible Background” has this to say about it:
It’s hard to blame Moses for his anger after all he had gone through with the people, but it does serve as a reminder to us to not let frustrations build up in our heart against others. God wanted to be glorified by Moses speaking to the rock; instead Moses would not be allowed to go into the Promised Land. I don’t know if it was all anger and frustration that Moses hit the rock or was he just resorting to what he did last time. Does anyone else have any thought on this event?
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan