... but far less attention is given to the serious warning of not being sheep who put on wolves' clothing ...
Sheep ... in wolves' clothing?
Yep, you see it often among those who profess to follow Christ, but who actually long for things of the world. They don't simply engage culture, they embrace it; they find walking the Way to be a little boring, and a lot un-cool. In their minds, all the cool things to be and do are in the world. So on Sunday they put on their sheep's clothing to "go to church," but on Monday they become sheep in wolves' clothing, completely ignoring the warnings to the contrary ...
"Don't copy the behaviors and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. ..." Romans 12:2a.
"Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the father in you," 1 John 2:15.
"You adulterers! Don't you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God," James 4:4.
"Don't team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever? And what union can there be God's temple and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God said: 'I will live in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people. Therefore, come out from among unbelievers, and separate yourselves from them, says the Lord. Don't touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you. And I will be your father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty'," 2 Corinthians 6:14-18.
As disciples of Christ we are to resist any temptation to be like the world ...
"Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don't let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires," Romans 13:14.
"Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him," Colossians 3:10.
If you belong to Jesus Christ, it's good to be a sheep ...
"Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture," Psalm 100:3.
Have you thrown out your wolves' costume and clothed yourself with Christ?