There’s Life in a Look


Numbers 17 (a bronze serpent)

Then they set out from Mount Hor by the way of the [f]Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the [g]people became impatient because of the journey. The people spoke against God and Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no[h]food and no water, and [i]we loathe this miserable food.”

The Bronze Serpent

  • The Lord sent fiery serpents among the people and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died.
  • So the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, because we have spoken against the Lord and you; intercede with the Lord, that He may remove the serpents from us.” And Moses interceded for the people.
  • Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a standard; and it shall come about, that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, he will live.”
  • And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.

John 3 (The Man of Calvary)

  • 13 No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man.
  • 14 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up;
  • 15 so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.
  • 16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.


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