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A Snake in the Grass

We use the term "snake in the grass" to describe a person waiting to betray you. From "Julius Caesar" to this very day there have been snakes in the grass - friends who betray you. The bronze serpent lifted in the wilderness is also a tale of betrayal. The Israelites were led and provided for, but they grumbled and betrayed God. When they begged for mercy, God told Moses to put a snake up on a pole, and whoever was bitten would not die from the snake bites. The snake in the grass is sin in our lives, and the snake on the pole is Jesus lifted up on the cross. Whoever looks to Jesus for salvation will not die from their sin.
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