Thursday, February 04, 2010

Geneva Notes on Matthew 10:16-17

Sunday before last I preached on Matthew 10:16-23. The Geneva Bible has some great comments on vv. 16-17:

On 10:16 (“Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves…”), the notes begin: “Christ showeth how the ministers must behave themselves under the cross.”

Also on the call in 10:16 that the disciples are to be “wise as serpents, and innocent as doves,” the notes read: “You shall not so much as revenge an injury: and by mixing these beasts’ natures together, he will not have our wisdom to be malicious, nor our simplicity mad, but a certain form of good nature as exquisitely framed of both of them, as may be.”

Then, on the caution, “But beware of men…” (v. 17), the note reads: “For in the cause of religion men are wolves one to another.”


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