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Thankful for Snakebite Remedy!

Scripture reading for February 13th:  Numbers 20-24

Key Scriptures:  Numbers 21:7-9  “The people came to Moses and said, “We sinned when we spoke against the Lord and against you.  Pray that the Lord will take the snakes away from us.”  So Moses prayed for the people.  The Lord said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live. So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole.  Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, he lived.”

Because of again complaining against the Lord and His leader Moses, poisonous snakes began biting the offenders and they were dying.  The people asked for prayer and Moses asked God for healing.  The remedy was found to be a bronze replica of a snake lifted up on a pole in the camp.

Joyful Thanksgiving:  God provided a remedy for our fatal snake bite, coming through sin from Adam’s disobedience.  Jesus was made sin and lifted up on a wooden cross and all who look to Him are healed!  “Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life.”  (John 3:14-15)

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