Matthew 10:16 "Look, I am sending you out as sheep amog wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and as harmless as doves.
Shrewd...I wanted to thin about this verse...I really needed to understand shrewd.... The synomons were
|Astute, sharp-witted, sharp, smart, acute, intelligent, clever, canny, perceptive,perspicacious, sagacious, wise; |
"a shrewd businessman would never have been so careless about keeping appointments"
I liked this...To me it said that as Christians out in this world we need to be kind and gentle with people...but we are not to be stupid about people either. We don't have to be trampled on, deceived, taken advantage of. We can make judgments about people's actions without judging. That is our duty to protect ourselves from harm that can come at us in many forms. We can stop back and assess the situation we are in or the people we are with and make wise choices. It tells me that being kind and loving towards others does not include being stupid about how we are being treated. I can be kind and gentle as I walk away from a bad situation.
This is just good to know!