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    bruce
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    Moses did make a serpent of brass in response to the people’s confession of sin whereby they were bitten by snakes. In time however, the people’s sentiment devolved into a worship of the symbol and forgetting the divine love which saved them. So Hezekiah broke the brass serpent. The other Bible passage that corresponds is from John 3 where Jesus states “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” This wonderful fact that the Christ does lift us above materiality, does raise our thoughts to God, and thereby we find our life in God, find our purpose in serving Him. By God’s grace we have many useful objects and things come to us. The problem would be that we admire the things and forget the divine love that brought them all about or the purpose the things are to serve.

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    Susanne
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    “By God’s grace we have many useful objects and things come to us. The problem would be that we admire the things and forget the divine love that brought them all about or the purpose the things are to serve.”

    This is succinct and helpful! A good reminder to be grateful for all the good that comes to us in every form.

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