Serpents and Doves

today's reading.
Matthew 10:16-25    "Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves...

think about it.
As Jesus sends out His followers, what does He warn them about (10:16-18)? What are they to be in light of what they will face (10:16-23)? What enables us to speak for Christ (10:19-20)? What perspective should we have according to 10:24-25? How does this passage help you prepare to share Christ with others?

the blog.
Jesus tells his followers that they need to be wise as serpents and innocent as doves as they go about living the Christian life and spreading the gospel message. He tells them this to prepare them for the opposition and persecution they will undoubtedly encounter. Jesus' words also apply to us, modern day Christ-followers. 

So what does being wise as serpents and innocent as doves mean to you? How will/can you accomplish this goal? Tami W.

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