Sheep Among Wolves

Sheep Among Wolves

“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. – Matthew 10:16 If I’ve learned anything throughout the course of my life, it’s that Jesus is a good Father. He trains and equips us so that we are never unprepared for the battles and challenges of life. For example, in Matthew 10, Jesus sends his disciples out to continue the work of His Kingdom in the same manner He has modeled it to them. He gives them authority to cast out demons and heal the sick, but He also gives them a warning. He tells them that as they go out, they will be like sheep among wolves. I don’t know about you, but to me, that wouldn’t be very comforting and it wouldn’t exactly make me excited about the journey. However, the caution is not without a promise.

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