Contributed by Michael Stark on Nov 23, 2006
Christians easily slip into venerating the "things" God gives to bless us. Hezekiah, as he ascended to the throne, destroyed the bronze serpent because the people had lapsed into idolatry without realising what they were doing.
2 KINGS 18:1-4
WORSHIPPING THE SNAKE
In the third year of Hoshea son of Elah, king of Israel, Hezekiah the son of Ahaz, king of Judah, began to reign. He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Abi the daughter of