The people wanted God to take away the serpents from the camp, but God had a better plan. He wanted them to experience what it was like to be doomed to die but to be saved by placing faith in Him. He wanted them to experience new life from that day forward. All the people needed to do was look up at the bronze snake on a pole, trusting in God’s faithfulness, and they would be healed.
In a similar way, God has provided a way for us to be saved from our sin by lifting Jesus up on the cross. Our sin deserves God’s wrath, but instead, He placed that wrath on His Son in our place. For anyone to be saved, all it takes is turning away from sin and looking to Jesus in faith, believing and trusting that He has done what is required to remove God’s wrath from us. But for many, that is easier said than done. And for many who have trusted in Jesus, it remains difficult to continue to trust in the completed work of Jesus. That is why we are grateful that Jesus is an ever-present intercessor, always at the right hand of the Father, making appeals to Him on our behalf.
Whom has God placed in your life for you to be an intercessor, praying for them and telling them what Christ has done?