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I am sending you out like sheep among wolves.
Matthew 10 is famous for recording the “Marching Orders” Jesus gave to His Disciples. Jesus told His Disciples what He expected of them, what their message was to be, what to take and what not to take with them, and what they could expect. The one line that alerted all of them then and all of us now was simply, “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves.”
There are two kinds of folks in this world according to this passage. Those who are “Followers of Jesus,” and those who are not. “Followers of Jesus” are called sheep in the scripture, and those of the world are called wolves. If this analogy was an actuality, wolves eat sheep for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In other words, our Gospel of Good News is not easily received. We are preaching to and loving people in hopes of them coming to faith in Jesus. BUT … Make NO mistake about it … “They Don’t Like US!” There is a continual notion by some “Followers of Jesus” that through sheer kindness, political correctness, and a happy face, people, ALL people, can somehow be won over. Sometimes this may work, until the wolves get hungry. Since wolves eat sheep, it’s better for us sheep to make Jesus our FIRST PRIORITY.
This AM I am reminded once more that I’m going into a hostile marketplace. I realize that You are my first priority and that people are my heart. I ask for Your help in this mission. Amen