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Serpents & Doves

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Serpents & Doves

Jesus made an interesting statement in Matthew 10:16b, “…be as shrewd as serpents, and innocent as doves.”  (NASB)  I believe these words of His are good guidelines for Christians for every aspect of doing business.  We are to be shrewd, yet innocent. The word translated as shrewd sometimes means being prudent, sensible, and practically wise.   Jesus spoke this counsel to his disciples, and it may also have had the sense of acting with prudence with regard to their own safety.  Being innocent, on the other hand, means to be pure, unmixed, and unadulterated.   In other words, negotiate wisely; but always honor the heart of the Lord by loving those with whom you negotiate.  Be willing to ask in honesty, and to ask in such a way as to bring the other person closer to Jesus. What does all of this have to do with computers?  Let’s see.

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