The parsha tells the story of the twelve spies sent to assess the promised land, commandments about offerings, the story of the Sabbath violator, and the commandment of the fringes (צִיצִת, tzitzit).
As we read the third reading (Numbers 14:8–25), Joshua and Caleb exhorted the people not to be fearful and not to rebel against the L-RD. Just as the people threatened to pelt them with stones, the L-RD’s Presence appeared in the Tabernacle. The L-RD spoke to Moses: "How long will this people spurn Me," and threatened to strike them with pestilence and make of Moses a nation more numerous than they.
The eyes of Adonai watch over the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry. But the face of Adonai opposes those who do evil, to cut off all memory of them from the earth. [The righteous] cried out, and Adonai heard, and he saved them from all their troubles. Psalms 34:15-17