“It was crucial for God’s people to keep in mind the transcendence of their resident deity because their only hope lay in trusting his superior character, power, and wisdom for guidance, sustenance, and protection. As we will find repeatedly illustrated in the book of Numbers, the moment God’s greatness was diminished or forgotten in the people’s estimation, they were in serious trouble. When they stopped looking up to him as their standard and support, they would look to themselves, from whence came no help.” Roy Gane, Leviticus, Numbers, NIVAC, 158.