Behold I Send You Forth As Sheep.
“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” Matthew 10:16 KJV
God is a Protector. He will protect you amongst the wolves. You are His sheep and when you follow the True Shepherd — He will lead and guide your footsteps. When you belong to Christ, you become His reflection and representation in the Earth. Choose to surrender your gifts, talents and abilities to God. Let His Light shine through you — even in dark places. Let His Light shine through you in everything that you say and do. Choose to let His Wisdom lead you. Choose to let His Wisdom guide you. Let His Wisdom flourish in everything that you say and do.
When God sends you out amongst the wolves, choose to exercise wisdom — His Wisdom. Let the Wisdom of God flow through you in business. Let His Wisdom flow through you on your job. Let His Wisdom flow through you when you’re negotiating contracts. Let His Wisdom flow through you in private and in public. Choose to use wisdom, discretion, discernment and grace in everything that you say and do. Choose to reflect the Heart and Character of Christ.
Matthew 10:16 AMPC declares, “Behold, I am sending you out like sheep in the midst of wolves; be wary and wise as serpents, and be innocent (harmless, guileless, and without falsity) as doves.” Let God lead you. Let God sharpen you. Let God lead your talent, skills and abilities in every area of your life.
Diligently study and sharpen your gifts. Let God mature your talents, gifts and abilities in the field that you’re called to. God has given you the ability to dominate but it’s up to you to execute. Exercise wisdom and diligence. Let God strengthen your gifts through your diligence.
Let His Peace keep you and protect you when chaos surrounds you. Let God lead you through corruption. Let God sharpen and develop your character. God is sending you forth as sheep — harmless, guileless and without falsity — but wise as serpents. Let God lead your thoughts, desires and actions. Choose to reflect Christ in private and in public. In business and at home. On stage and off stage. In front of cameras and behind the camera. Let God build and lead your character and develop your skill.
Matthew 10:16 NLT declares, “Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves.” Be alert. Be strategic. Be thoughtful. Be aware of your surroundings but do not become a snake. Be wise about your next move. Be wise about the language that you use. Be wise about your environment but do not become like your surroundings.
God is sending you as light in darkness. Don’t become like the darkness. No matter the mountain(s) that you’re called to, choose to be wise and sharp in Government, Business, Education, Media, Creative Arts, Faith, and in your Family. Let God lead the work of your hands. Let God lead your heart. Don’t let the contaminates of the world, pollute your heart. “Stay alert. This is hazardous work I’m assigning you. You’re going to be like sheep running through a wolf pack, so don’t call attention to yourselves. Be as cunning as a snake, inoffensive as a dove.” Matthew 10:16 MSG