Moses understands he’s not going to the Promised Land, so he asks God to provide a new man to lead the people.
It is dangerous to be for what God is against. And against what God is for.
Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness and the people lived, then if people would look up at Jesus then they would live.
Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.
We learn that even the most meek and humble men must guard themselves in the heat of passion unless we destroy in a few minutes what took years to build.
The miracle of Aaron's rod shows the power of God to take something that was dead and make it alive.