I have been thinking about this Scripture over the last few days, and wondering why people think that Christian’s are either weak or gullible, or heartless and judgemental
There is a pretence that in some ways we are all of the above, and unfortunately, that comes from us trying to play God’s role but failing miserably! Yet the aftermath is that we often leave devastation in not only our own lives but of those we impacted along the way
The last thing Jesus said to His disciples before sending them out, was the Scripture found in Matthew 10:16 and yet in the very next verse, Jesus then starts to prepare them for persecution – coincidence?
We know and can read what happens to the disciples and Jesus, but just like them, we need to find a balance between using Godly-wisdom and having a vulnerability to accomplish God’s work. They go hand in hand
How many of us would think that to be vulnerable is a weakness? When I think of a dove, they are notoriously harmless and defenceless. I used to read this Scripture and think ”no way” and yet, Jesus shows us we should be thinking ”always”
Yet, to bear witness for Jesus, He sends us to be weak and defenceless seemingly – like a dove – rather than dominant and strong because ”all authority” belongs to Him and Him alone
So today, remember to be vulnerable as we preach the Gospel but have snake-intelligence to keep close to God, and dove-innocence, because both are designed to keep us out of trouble!