Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.
Jesus, why? Sheep in the middle, surrounded by wolves. Why would anybody sign up for this? Yet, those who know Jesus personally, or are learning Him daily, as I, know that nothing can happen to us outside of His will and protection. He knows perfectly well the dangers out there but ministry doesnt stop due to fear. He tells them be wise as serpants. We must receive this wisdom from Him, be precise in our attacks against the kingdom of darkness but also not be over zealous. Be harmless as doves. We arent to physically or verbally fight those people we aim to serve. We are to go into spiritual warfare against those powers blinding their eyes and hearts.