14:1-45 – ‘All the congregation raised a loud cry…’, ‘all the people of Israel murmured…’, ‘all the congregation said to stone them…’ (1-2,10). Was there any ‘light at the end of the tunnel’? Yes! – ‘The Lord… will bring us into this land’ (8). With the promise, there was also the warning: ‘Do not rebel against the Lord’ (9). Though angry, God remained patient: ‘How long will this people despise Me? How long will they not believe in Me?’ (11). He was waiting patiently for a change of heart. Moses prayed for mercy without presuming on it: ‘He will by no means clear the guilty’ (18-19). God announces His pardon (20). Nevertheless, there may be times when God says, ‘Enough is enough – It’s time for a new beginning’: Only Caleb, Joshua and the ‘little ones’ would enter the land (30-31): No one else! Not even Moses!