If you're hungry and have nothing to eat or have something detestable only to eat, you will likely complain about your condition and ask for help. If your child is hungry, if you're a good parent, you give him something to eat. You also do everything in your power to provide healthful foods he likes. If there's something he detests, and it's in your power to give him something else that's good that he does like, then you do everything in your power to give him something he likes. We all dislike somet things.
So, food or serpents? Which will you get? Depends on whom you ask.
Jesus taught the loving thing:
Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he? "Or if he is asked for an egg, he will not give him a scorpion, will he? "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him? (Luke 11:11-13)
Compare with the satanic Yahweh monster god:
They traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea,c to go around Edom. But the people grew impatient on the way; they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!” Then the Lord sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died (Num. 21:4-6).
Supposedly the people Jesus were talking to were "evil" but knew how to give good gifts to their children. And whoever the heavenly Father is/was, he is even more loving and giving. He would be even less likely, in other words, to give a snake or fiery serpent or scorpion or anything bad to his children who ask for something.
We can know with certainty that Yahweh is not the heavenly Father Jesus spoke of, nor Jesus himself. Yahweh was a very evil and tyrannical person, and even if he was real, we would be morally obligated to fight against him to protect innocent people from mass genocide, infanticide, abortion and murder of pregnant women, from sexual slavery and forced labor slavery with beatings, rape, bloody human sacrifices and burnings and cannibalism, forced marriage to rapists, and just about any other horrible atrocity about which you can imagine.
The more and more I'm examining the bible with an intellectually honest mind, I'm seeing that there was a clear motive for the people who wrote the new testament books, in hopes of extinguishing the wicked Jewish god Yahweh. Unfortunately, it not only didn't work on the Jews, we've since gotten Christianity and Islam, both of which have murdered millions upon millions of innocent people through the ages and is filled with hate and exclusiveness mentalities.