Advent, Day 6

Moses and the Brass Snake by Van Dyck

Moses and the Brass Snake by Van Dyck

And the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live.”  So Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on a pole. And if a serpent bit anyone, he would look at the bronze serpent and live.

–Numbers 21:8-9 (ESV)

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Advent, Day 1

Serpent by Robert Oddy

Serpent by Robert Oddy

The Lord God said to the serpent,

“Because you have done this,

cursed are you above all livestock

and above all beasts of the field;

on your belly you shall go,

and dust you shall eat

all the days of your life.

I will put enmity between you and the woman,

and between your offspring and her offspring;

he shall bruise your head,

and you shall bruise his heel.”

–Genesis 3:14-15 (ESV)