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Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing: 5 Tips to Identify One

Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing: 5 Tips to Identify One

Have you ever heard the saying “a wolf in sheep’s clothing”? I have heard it a couple of places. First, many years ago I heard one of Aesop’s Fables which talked about a wolf that put on a sheep skin so that he could fool the shepherd into believing he was a lamb. Then when the shepherd locked the flock behind the gate at night the wolf thought he was clear to eat all the sheep he wanted. To his surprise the shepherd returned to the flock that night to gather meat for the next day. The wolf in sheep’s clothing was killed as one of the sheep. You see the saying “wolf in sheep’s clothing” simply means someone who is pretending to be something they are not…

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  1. Pingback: How Can You Tell a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing? Look for Teeth Marks | Endtime Chaverim

  2. I’ll set this poem up by telling the joke: Do you know why true prophets can never get lost? Because preachers always tell them where to go!

    The Wolves Who Cried, “Boy!”
    By Robert Winkler Burke
    Book #4 of In That Day Teachings
    6/1/09 http://www.inthatdayteachings.com
    (In this reverse redaction of Aesop’s “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” just as there is no believing a liar who later speaks truth; tragedy goes to those who dishonor True Seers.)

    In the legends of wolfdom,
    From the frozen North,
    Comes a tale of awful woe,
    Of cross signals’ course.

    The job of the seer wolves,
    Was to cry, “Boy!”
    When one appeared sudden,
    To take all joy.

    Boys brought villagers,
    Villagers brought guns,
    Guns brought bullets,
    Bullets brought stuns.

    So the wolf pack needed seers,
    Seers who could see,
    So that when a boy was coming,
    The warned could flee.

    But over time a wolf pack,
    Lost its historic bearings,
    And mistrusted its wolf seers,
    With gossip and fearings.

    So they arrested the wolf seers,
    Born to cry, “Boy!”
    The frightened pack thinking,
    To stop their employ.

    But a boy appeared after,
    The wolf seers were jailed,
    And each wolf of that pack,
    Became a hide that was nailed.

    The villagers then nailed a wolf hide,
    Over each entrance door,
    Saying, Thank God the wolf pack,
    Removed its seers evermore!

    And the poor, dejected, rejected wolf seers?
    Well friends, they actually did escape,
    And went to a different, grateful wolf pack,
    Desiring a somewhat different fate.

    January 13, 2014 at 3:35 am

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