Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Message from Donn Start, Principal West Valley Campus

And the Lord said to Moses, Make a fiery serpent (of bronze) and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.
— Numbers 21:8

In Numbers 21, we see that when the Israelites were out in the wilderness, they were dying in large numbers because of a plague of snakes that had come upon them as a result of their sin. Moses went and fell down before God and worshiped Him. He turned his attention immediately to God, not to himself or anyone else, to solve the problem. It seems that throughout the Bible when people had a problem, they worshiped. At least the ones who were victorious did. They didn't worry—they worshiped.

How about our approach to problem solving? - Do we worry or worship? Moses sought God about how to handle the snakes. He didn't make his own plan and ask God to bless it; he didn't try to reason out an answer, nor did he worry—he worshiped. His action brought a favorable response from God.

Biblical scholars tell us that the pole with the bronze serpent on it represented the cross and Jesus taking our sin upon Himself on it. The message is still the same today: "Look and live." Look at Jesus, at what He has done, not at ourselves and what we think that we can do. The answer to our problems, whatever they may be, is not to worry, but to worship.

Blessings to each of you on a terrific week of worshiping with God. .

1 comment:

  1. Awesome words of wisdom. Thanks for sharing.


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