“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.
-Jesus habitually used symbols to convey pertinent messages. Sheep is symbolized as meek, serpent as wise & dove as harmless.
-In Isaiah 53:7, He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers in silence. Jesus suffered, was crucified & buried in silence/humility but obtained eternal victory for us all.
-In Job 42:12, Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had 14000 sheep, 6000 camels, 1000 yoke of oxen, and 1000 female donkeys. Job went through much suffering as a just man but perserved & he was blessed abundantly.
Father Lord, create in me a heart of humility & strength to perserve through all tribulations. I seek Your wisdom, meekness & full armor in my Christian life. Bless me, my family, neighbours & nation just like Job for Your blessing addeth no sorrows. Journey with us as we seek to obtain eternal victory with You at the end of time. Amen