Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Numbers 23:27-24:25; Proverbs 21:12-22:16; Luke 1:1-25

Now the children of Israel moved on and camped in Oboth. Numbers 21:10, NKJV

The Lord brought fiery serpents among His people to teach them that lusting for the illicit results in death (separation from Him). Death could be avoided by looking at Moses’ bronze serpent on a pole in the midst of the camp. Bronze speaks of “fiery” judgments; the serpent signifies sin, and the pole prefigures Christ’s cross. We were all born spiritually snake-bitten, but those who come to Christ for healing obtain life and are also able to “move on” in the things of God. —W. A. H.

This is a day of new beginnings, time to remember and move on,
Time to believe what love is bringing, laying to rest the pain that’s gone. —Brian Wren