Ashes to Fire: Snake on a Pole

John 3:14-21

When you have or work with small children you recognize the need for discipline to help them understand boundaries to have good relationships.  God did the same for Israel in their desert wanderings when they were being very disrespectful.  But even more than a good parent, he provided a way of salvation with a snake on a pole (see Leviticus 21:4-9).  Even more Jesus says that he is that way of salvation for us.  He tells us the deepest character of God is love for his creation seeking not to condemn, but offer even stubborn people like us a new start and a new life.  If we simply look, we will live!

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