Key To Defeat Abuse

Key To Defeat Abuse

God-fearing people are generally expected to be innocent and humble. And for those working in God’s organization, they are expected to have these qualities in abundance. Though this is a valid premise, often it’s been used to abuse people and their personal rights.

It’s the lack of awareness about what God expects of His people that makes them give in to exploitation. That’s what is seen in Christ’s command to His staff : “be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves” (Matthew 10:16 NIV).

Though it may appear ironical, Christ wants them to have the #1 quality of two creatures exclusively opposite in nature. Shrewdness and innocence may not be considered hanging out together. But God expects His people to possess both in order to strike a perfect balance.

Being shrewd is not about being bad. It’s about being intelligent and wise. It’s the ability to discern what is genuine and right.

Innocence is not about being foolish and ignorant. It is about being straightforward, honest and real.

It takes both wings for an eagle to fly high. It takes both shrewdness and innocence for God’s people to live as God’s people in this world. This will help them conquer abuse and exploitation.

– – – written by Joe Abraham

1 thought on “Key To Defeat Abuse”

  1. the devil came to steal kill and destroy but praising him can stop the devil!
    Psalm 150
    1Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
    2Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
    3Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
    4Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
    5Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
    6Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.

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