Very good encouragement! Enjoy!
“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 ESV)
We are currently studying a passage in Matthew’s gospel in which Jesus is instructing His twelve disciples before they go out on their own to practice what they have observed Jesus doing. Jesus is prepping these young men for the time when He will leave earth and they will be left to carry on the work He had started.
Notice just how blunt Jesus is. He doesn’t sugar coat their mission. He makes it very clear that this will be difficult and that these men will be like sheep in the midst of wolves. Sheep are certainly not safe in the presence of wolves. Their very lives are in danger in such a situation.
Up until this point the opposition to Jesus has been pretty mild…
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