In Numbers 21:1-9 God has Moses set a brass serpent on a pole so that if anybody was bitten by a serpent, they could look at this serpent on a pole and be healed. Now as real and literal as this serpent was it was only symbolic. There was no magic in the brass or the pole.
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This brass serpent was to point forward to Jesus who would become sin for us and die for [...]
“‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine, declares the Lord Almighty’” (Haggai 2:8, NIV).
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[Thought questions for First Things First June 5, 2013]
1. Are we there yet? How did you feel the last time you read the Old Testament from start to finish and came to the small book, Haggai? Was it tempting to page through the few verses of this book to get on to the New Testament? Or did you slow [...]