The Bronze Serpent [Bible Reading 3/13 Week]

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During their time of wandering in the wilderness, the Israelites became ungrateful and impatient. As a consequence, God sent poisonous snakes into their camp. In response to their pleas for mercy, God commanded Moses to lift a bronze serpent on a staff. Whenever someone looked at the serpent, they were healed. Jesus later claimed this story pointed forward to His being lifted high on the cross. By trusting in His identification with sinners, we are given eternal life and are called to be His ambassadors.

  • Numbers 21:4-9
  • John 3:14-15
  • 2 Corinthians 5:20-21
  • Genesis 3:15
  • Exodus 7:8-13
  • Numbers 22:1-21
  • Numbers 22:22-41
  • Numbers 27:12-23

Discussion Questions

If you are studying these passages by yourself or as a family, the following 3 questions can help you go deeper in understanding:

  1. What does this say about God?
  2. What does this say about us?
  3. What will we do about it?

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