The wisdom of sheep

Behold I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Matt. 10:16 ESV

The point of Christianity is not the be the top of the food chain. Certain traits of wolves and serpents are not worth cultivating. The challenge is to be knowledgeable without being cynical and to be fearless without being foolhardy. We survive at Christ’s expense. No one else should be sacrificed. Coming at life from a position of vulnerability leaves us with no option but Jesus’ way and no hope but His kingdom.

Lord, I don’t want to be a wolf or a serpent, just a wiser sheep.