Harmless As a Dove

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About Rene Yoshi

Just a transplanted Okinawan-French Southern girl with a wee bit o' Irish, sharing photography and what I'm learning about spiritual things, including putting off legalism and religious traditions, and embracing God's matchless love, tender mercy, and amazing grace! View all posts by Rene Yoshi

14 responses to “Harmless As a Dove

  • Tienny The Storyteller

    Rene, what does it mean wise as serpent? This is the passage I always think about πŸ™‚ Does it mean to prevent from being harmed?

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  • Scott

    In the ancient world serpents were considered to be the epitome of wisdom. What does Genesis tell us about the serpent? While Satan used the serpent to tempt, that did not take from the serpent’s recognized character and is it any wonder so many false religions use a serpent? Even the Jews ended up worshipping the Bronze Serpent [Heb. Nehushtan] until it had to be destroyed by King Hezekiah during his religious reforms. The point being (after that lengthy bloviation) is the serpent has long been viewed as the symbol of wisdom. We tend to immediately associate the serpent with evil (for good cause) but we forget its original symbolism was wisdom. Hence, the Lord Jesus is commanding that we utilize the utmost wisdom while making very sure we are not the cause of harm to those around us. Good advice! Imagine the problems we’d not have using that admonition!

  • Sandra Galati

    I am truly enamored of doves. Especially those of the “mourning” variety. I can finally comment on your blog posts once more. So grateful! I’ve missed our chats on your blog, Rene. Happy Saturday! xo

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