1. Recognize the Heart of Disobedience
4 They traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea, to go around Edom. But the people grew impatient on the way; 5 they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!” Numbers 21: 4-5 (NIV)
2. Recognize the Consequences of Disobedience
6 Then the Lord sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died. Numbers 21: 6 (NIV)
3. Recognize the Vaccine to Disobedience
7 The people came to Moses and said, “We sinned when we spoke against the Lord and against you. Pray that the Lord will take the snakes away from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. 8 The Lord said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.” 9 So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived. Numbers 21: 7-9 (NIV)
1. Instead of focusing on all the great things God had done for them, the people continued to complain. What are some things you can praise God for today?
2. How are you challenged by the sin of the Israelites? What should we repent of?
3. Who do we look to when we sin?