78:21 full of wrath. Rebellion against the Lord led to His judgment (Num. 11:1–3). After judging the people, He returned with His grace (vv. 23–39), but grace led only to further rebellion (vv. 40, 41). This is the story of Israel throughout the Old Testament, perhaps best represented in the Book of Judges (see Judg. 2:6–23). Heb. 12:1–12 reminds us that God chastises those He loves.