In considering the most well-known verse in all of Christianity, John 3:16, we look at the full context of this verse and examine Jesus’ intended meaning through the OT lesson of the brazen serpent. God’s chosen people in the OT (not all the inhabitants of the world) that had been bitten by serpents were offered the opportunity for healing and salvation by choosing to look upon the serpent. In the same way, God’s born-again children can look to the cross in belief in Christ to receive deliverance, healing, peace and salvation in our walk of discipleship.