Wise as Serpents, Innocent as Doves

Gullibility is laughed at.

No one wants to be labeled as gullible, but what does it mean to be gullible?

It means you're quick to trust.

You believe instantly without questioning it.

Gullibility can be very powerful.

If you read God's word as a gullible person, you will accept everything you read and you will trust in and believe all the promises and truths of scripture.

A gullible person has the opportunity for great faith, but there is also a danger of deceit.

Scripture warns us to test what we hear and cling to what is good.

We shouldn't believe everything, only that which is from God, as outlined in scripture.

In this sense, gullibility must be combined with prudence.

Gullibility is a sign of innocence. Prudence is a sign of wisdom. Combined together, you will be walking the life Jesus commanded us to - A life of faith in God alone.

Be ye as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves (Matthew 10:16).

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