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Serpents and Doves

June 14, 2018

Matthew 10:16 AMPC … Behold, I am sending you out like sheep in the midst of wolves; be wary and wise as serpents, and be innocent (harmless, guileless, and without falsity) as doves.

Be on guard, sober and alert –1Pe 5:8
Do not be deceived –Gal 6:7-8
Do not be led astray –2Cor 11:3
The unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God –1Cor 6:9-11
Be wise as serpents
=> mature in your thinking/understanding –
1Cor 14:20
Declare the whole counsel of God –Acts 20:27-29
Preach His word in and out of season –2Tim4:2
Be gentle as doves –2Tim2:25
That opponents may come to repentance that leads to the Truth
And escape the snare of the devil. –

2 Corinthians 11:2-4 NLT … For I am jealous for you with the jealousy of God himself. I promised you as a pure bride to one husband—Christ. 3 But I fear that somehow your pure and undivided devotion to Christ will be corrupted, just as Eve was deceived by the cunning ways of the serpent. 4 You happily put up with whatever anyone tells you, even if they preach a different Jesus than the one we preach, or a different kind of Spirit than the one you received, or a different kind of gospel than the one you believed.