Florida Black Racer, Paynes Prairie State Park, Florida and Matthew 10:16. Florida black racer snake, Paynes Prairie State Park, Florida and Matthew 10:16 bible verse shrewd as serpents

“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.” Matthew 10:16

In today’s world we often get frustrated when we present truth. So many people just don’t want to hear it. But how should we respond? Should we no longer take a strong stand for truth with the hope that we will show love or be a better witness for God?

Shrewd as Serpents with God’s Grace and Truth

In Matthew chapter 10 Jesus gave His disciples some great advice when sending them into a hostile world. He told them to “be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.” What wisdom! May we always stand firm to what we hold to be true, but then present ourselves with innocents through grace and gentleness towards others who may not believe.

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