Wolves are not pet dogs.
Acts 17:13 “But when the Jews in Thessalonica learned that Paul was preaching the word of God at Berea, some of them went there too, agitating the crowds and stirring them up.”
Paul was hounded by the pack that successfully stopped his ministry in Thessalonica. Some of them went to Berea when they heard Paul was preaching again. The ‘wolves’ would do exactly the same thing that they did before, agitate and stir up people against Paul.
I don’t know much about wolves, however…
- Under certain conditions, wolves can hear as far as six miles away. The Thessalonican Jews ‘learned’ meaning they heard that Paul was preaching in Berea.
The ‘wolf’ of your life can hear what God is doing in and through you and he will not let you go, especially if he has attacked you before.
- The wolves begin to eat immediately even though the prey is often still alive.
Whilst Paul was ‘alive’ preaching and being used of God, the wolves were gathering around him with one intention and that was to bring him down and to stop him speaking. We need to be aware that our spiritual wolf will try to gradually wear us down.
- When they get a successful kill, wolves do not eat in moderation. A single wolf can consume 9 kg of meat in one sitting! Jesus said, “I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves”. “Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock” Acts 20:28-29.
Wolves are messy, greedy and will not spare anyone. They will try to completely finish everything, nothing will be spared. So flee or fight but whatever you do then make sure you know the intention is not to spare you anything. Wolves are not pet dogs.