- Numbers 21:4-9 Changing Our Focus (Wagner)
When the Israelites focused on the snake on the pole, it saved them. Instead of looking down, they looked up. God saves us when we focus on him rather than the little things in life that irritate us.
- Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-21 On Leaving It to the Snake (Hyde)
Our basketball team played in the state tournament in Harrison. Some of us bought rubber snakes, and put them on top of the TV in our motel room. We forgot one thing. The room hadn’t been cleaned yet. The housekeeper practically destroyed the TV with her broom in her effort to kill the snakes.
- Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-21 Seeing with Our Third Eye (Hoffacker)
People say, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” But “what you know” and “who you know” are both important. What we often overlook is: how you know.
- John 3:14-21; Numbers 21:4-9 On Leaving It to the Snake (Hyde)
"Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness?" the people demand of Moses. Think about it... It's been forty years and they haven't gotten anywhere. They've being doing nothing but wandering around in circles, eating the same manna and sleeping in tents. No wonder the people are impatient!
- John 3:14-21; Numbers 21:4-9 Lift High the Cross (Brettell)
When I was fifteen, I asked my dad why he didn't go to Good Friday Service. He said, "I can't, it's just too depressing." I wish I had him with me still so that I could help him understand the real meaning behind the cross.
- John 3:14-21; Numbers 21:4-9 Seeing with Our Third Eye (Hoffacker)
To look with the third eye is possible for us. This mode of vision is known by many names: Conversion, enlightenment, transformation, contemplation, holiness. This is the pearl of great price that you sell everything you own in order to buy.