For he hath made [Jesus] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. —2 Corinthians 5:21
When the Israelites were bitten by snakes, they needed three answers: forgiveness for complaining, deliverance from the snakes, and healing of their wounds. However, God gave them only one answer: the serpent on a pole. How were the people forgiven, healed, and delivered by looking at a picture of sin and sickness? Jesus Himself gives the answer in John 3:14: Read More. . .