Here’s your daily dose of what matters most! We want to support you in your Come, Follow Me study! That’s why our daily dose each week is a recap of the major themes of each lesson. This week, learn about the fiery serpents that plagued God’s people and the miraculous method of healing that can teach us a lot about looking to God for help.
And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.—Numbers 21:9
How much energy does it take to look at something? All who looked accessed the powers of heaven and were healed. Other Israelites who were bitten failed to look at the brazen serpent and died. Perhaps they lacked the faith to look. Perhaps they did not believe that such a simple action could trigger the promised healing. Or perhaps they willfully hardened their hearts and rejected the counsel of God’s prophet.—Dale G. Renlund
This Day in Church History
1829: John the Baptist confers the Aaronic Priesthood on Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery on the banks of the Susquehanna River near Harmony, Pennsylvania, and instructs them to baptize each other and ordain each other to the Aaronic Priesthood.
1844: Josiah Quincy, a future mayor of Boston, visits Joseph Smith in Nauvoo and later states: “It is by no means improbable that some future textbook…will contain a question something like this: What historical American of the nineteenth century has exerted the most powerful influence upon the destinies of his countrymen? And is by no means impossible that the answer…may thus be written: Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet.”
1977: The Caracas Venezuela Stake, the first stake in Venezuela, is organized.
1988: The Aba Nigeria Stake, the first stake in both Nigeria and West Africa, is organized.
Daily Question – Answer in the Comments
What did you learn in your study of Come, Follow Me this week?