Yes, I have heard the complaints the Israelites are making against me. Now tell them this: 'As surely as I live, declares the Lord, I will do to you the very things I heard you say. You will all drop dead in this wilderness! Because you complained against me, every one of you who is twenty years old or older and was included in the registration will die. You will not enter and occupy the land I swore to give you.'
How glad are you that we have Jesus? By his grace we are free from the law. Every time I read the Old Testament I take a look at what I think are "problems" in my life and realize I have it pretty good. I much prefer the knowledge that I am going to heaven than the fear that I "will drop dead in the wilderness."