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  • Patricia on Matthew 10 - 2 years ago
    My question is, what does the word of God means "to be wise as the serpents and harmless as doves"?
  • GiGi - In Reply - 2 years ago
    Hi T. Levi

    I also read the, in reference to doves, be guileless, which means to have pure motives.
  • T. Levis - In Reply on Matthew 10 - 2 years ago
    I believe it is like the nature of them. A serpent hides for conflict & watches it's opponent, yet instead of striking HE says be harmless as doves, doves are gentle don't peck or bite, they do however defend family & territory, I've also heard some will hide their nest & lead people & other creatures away from it.

    So, I believe it means when Jesus was directing HIS first disciple; He knew the dangers they would encounter as they went. Matthew 10:16-18, He knew they needed directions. Matthew 10,

    Example : I, by nature can be rather bold, knowing GOD has amazing power in all circumstance. That was before I faced severely dangerous situations for myself & family. When we were in a hostile area, unfamiliar territory overtaken with much crime & lawlessness, the LORD reminded me of these scriptures. It is wise in dangerous, unfamiliar area to be wise, observant, 'out of the spotlight', meek. It kept us safer, yet because we were different it also gave testimony. The scriptures also said "for the testimony against them" .

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