Snakes and a Savior in the Wilderness


Surviving the Wilderness // Numbers 21

From the sermon series, "Surviving the Wilderness; the Book of Numbers" In Numbers 21 we find a snake story that should give anyone who understands it two reactions: to recoil in horror, but also to rejoice in exaltation.




By Dr. Jerry Rueb

Life is not a smooth path through a garden; it is more like a dangerous journey through the desert. Along the way you will experience trials that will test your endurance. And you will face obstacles that threaten to weaken your faith in God and in yourself. You either learn life lessons or you will repeat the same mistakes and remain locked in the wilderness. The Old Testament book of Numbers is the historic saga of how Israel wandered for years in the desert facing the prospects of survival or death. The spiritual lessons they learned there will help you face the trying times of your life with the surprising resources God offers to all who call on Him in faith.