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, they lived. —Numbers 21:8-9

Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him. —John 3:14-15

It is a matter of a person truly believing. Those in the wilderness were told that when bitten by a poisonous snake they were to look at the bronze snake on the pole and they would live. Well, a person had to believe that or they would not look. And if they did not look after being bitten then they would die. So it is with Jesus. A person who truly believes and looks to Jesus will be healed from the eternal snake bite of sin and have eternal life. But if they do not look to Him in faith and truly believe then they will experience eternal death in Hell forever! Oh, that people would look to Jesus in faith and live for Him!

Dear Father, thank You for the eternal life given in Jesus. May I be faithful to Your desires and run the race well that You have before me. May this be done in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.

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