Bible Society of South Africa

40 DAYS – Time with God – Day 22

Serpents and Doves

by Pat Baxter

Bible text(s)

(Mk 13.9–13; Lk 21.12–17)

16“Listen! I am sending you out just like sheep to a pack of wolves. You must be as cautious as snakes and as gentle as doves.

Lk 12.2–7

Lk 12.8–9

Lk 12.51–5314.26–27

Mk 9.41

Matthew 10:16GNBOpen in Bible reader

God is calling us to be like vulnerable sheep among the wolves. How can sheep manage among the wolves? God knows that if we are as wise as serpents, we need to be able to wait and strike at the right moment and  wriggle away quickly from trouble. God also knows that if we are as gentle as a dove, when living and sharing the Word, the people will want to listen to the Word and respond. This is our survival strategy as sheep among hungry wolves.

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