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Friday, May 6, 2016

Sheep Among Many, Many Wolves



 "I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves." Matthew 10:16

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you feel you are the only committed believer? For a college student it could be on the college campuses of many state, private,  or Ivy League schools. To try to 'fit in' a person may do things or believe things they know deep down are not right and not in line with scripture but they are sucked in anyway.  Even when not trying to 'fit in', the teaching at so many institutions of higher learning is trying to get our sons and daughters to conform to a worldview never taught at home. There may be parents reading this who know just what I am talking about. 

The verse above says it all. Sheep among wolves. Imagine a poor innocent little sheep stuck out in the field when all of a sudden a wolf or pack of wolves appears. Only the shepherd can save this little lamb. Only our savior and shepherd, Jesus Christ, can save us. You do not need to despair but need to be on your knees in prayer. And pray for places you know where it seems that outspoken believers may be in the minority. 

It is easy to stay in Holy huddles, as I heard one person call it once, where you never have to be uncomfortable or encounter situations where you might have to speak up in love. You could be the only one and really get scared. It could be at the office, school, sports team, or even in your family. Be bold for Christ but not obnoxious. Jesus is love and we are to be loving. He came to seek and save those who were lost and that is exactly what our job is too. 

PRAYER: My job is not to just feel like a happy Christian all the time but it is to get out there and witness, but as I do help me not be sucked into strange philosophies not of your teaching Lord. In Jesus' name. Amen.

1 comment:

  1. Becky: This is such an important passage in these days. People are in awkward circumstances when they venture out of their homes. We have to ask God to be with us during out in public.

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