Why is a bronze serpent used to save the Israelites in Numbers 21:8-9?


Numbers 21:8 - 9

ESV - 8 And the Lord said to Moses, "Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live. 9 So Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on a pole. And if a serpent bit anyone, he would look at the bronze serpent and live.

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Mini Myra Oldham

Just wondering...they had to look at, “stare down” the evil that inflicted them. We must boldly stare down, take a stand mixed with faith against what had afflicted or tried to afflict us; we don’t avoid, but “face it down” with faith. Say (you) to that mountain: “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!” Fear nothing, have faith in Word. Look it in the face armed with the Shield of Faith and the Word of God.

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