Grumbling and complaining over what they had and that they could have it better, so were the people of God. And with this unbelief came punishment, in the form of poisonous snakes and many died.
The people recognized their sin against God.
And God commanded Moses, “Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and whoever is bitten, when he sees it, shall live.” Moses did it, and “if a serpent bit anyone, he would look at the bronze serpent and live.”
Jesus said, “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.”
Recognize your sin and your grumbling against God. Look to Jesus, the one who was lifted up on the cross, believe that His cross takes away your sin and live eternally!
These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, Nebraska. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn.