The Israelites were dying in large numbers because a plague of snakes had come upon them and were biting them as a result of their sin (see Numbers 21:60 What did Moses do? He prayed. To solve the problem, Moses turned his attention immediately to God, not to himself or anyone else.
I have found that victorious people in the Bible faced their problems with prayer. They did not worry-they prayed. I ask you today. Do you worry or do you take your needs to God in prayer?
Moses sought God about how to handle the snakes. He did not make his own plan and ask God to bless it; he did not try to reason out an answer, nor did he worry. He prayed, and his action brought a response from God. God told Moses to make a bronze serpent, set it on a pole, and put it in front of the people. Every snake bitten person who looks at it would live. The New Testament tells us this action represented the Cross and Jesus’ taking our sin upon Himself: “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert [on a pole], in order that everyone who believes in Him…may not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:14,15).
The message is still the same today: “Look and live.” Look at Jesus and at what He has done, not at yourself and what you have done or can do. The answer to your problem, whatever it may be, is not worry, but trusting God and praying. Pray and worship God because He is good, and His goodness will be released in your life.
” God reigns over the nations; God is seated on His holy throne. Psalm 47:8