Seeing smiles on people’s faces usually put us at ease. However, in the marketplace, wisdom tells us not to be ignorantly innocent. A smile is a smile. It does not necessarily indicate that person is a friend. If you observe, enemies may flash an even bigger smile.
I am not a negative person. I do not have negative perception of the world. In the marketplace, we need to be a realist. God after all advised us in His word Matthew 10:16 “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves”. It is simple wisdom and common sense to be careful.
So my dear friends, my numerous experiences have taught me that to heed God’s word. Blind faith is not faith. Know your friends. Know wolves in sheep’s clothing too.