According to the Gospel of John, Jesus said the son of man must be lifted up like the bronze serpent which Moses made in the wilderness:
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up (John 3:14, NKJV)
So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived. (Numbers 21:9, NKJV)
Over time, the serpent came to be worshipped and given offerings to. So King Hezekiah destroyed the serpent:
He removed the high places and broke the sacred pillars, cut down the wooden image and broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made; for until those days the children of Israel burned incense to it, and called it Nehushtan. (II Kings 18:4, NKJV)
This strongly seems to suggest the bronze serpent was only to be looked upon, not worshipped. It seems that what Moses made was good in what was intended by God, but later on the Israelites worshipped it like an idol and was therefore destroyed by King Hezekiah.
Following the logic of Jesus referring to himself as Nehushtan, according to the Gospel of John, it seems to suggest that Jesus was to be looked upon and not worshipped. What is the Christian logical continuation of Numbers to II Kings in relation to Jesus as Nehushtan? What does this mean for Christianity today?