“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” (Matthew 10:16)
Good counsel for us today as well. The world out there is a scary place. There are indeed “wolves”, people who are dangerous to our faith and even to our persons. Our lives are to be lived among them. It compels vigilance, an alert posture, a careful lookout. At the same time, while we mix with trouble, we must not be seduced by it. So – wise as serpents AND innocent as doves. We are to be aware of the sin in the world, yet we must blush at it. We must not allow ourselves to be coarsened or compromised. Crafty yet sweet. Dangerous and harmless at the same time. That is our calling.
in Him, Mike