A wolf in sheep’s clothing is an idiom of Biblical origin used to describe those playing a role contrary to their real character with whom contact is dangerous.
The phrase comes from the Book of Isaiah, where God says to the prophet, “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”
There is an old Italian proverb that goes “Fidarsi è bene non fidarsi è meglio” translated it means “To trust is good, but not to trust is better”. What they are trying to say is although it is a good personality trait to trust the people around you, it’s better not to give too much trust if you don’t want to get hurt.
I was very recently stabbed in the back by a friend. It was a hard lesson learned, and one I will likely write about in more detail soon! But it taught me a valuable lesson: be careful who you trust. I have always struggled to trust people. This isn’t to say I don’t have friends (I do, plenty, to be clear) I’m just more careful about who I let into my inner circle. Because you never know when someone is going to turn out to be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. People can appear to be nice, they might seem like the nicest person in your life but when it’s time to take care of business they’ll stab us in our backs without hesitation or any regretful emotion whatsoever! It is a sad fact about human nature that we all must face, sometimes whether consciously aware or subconsciously at fault for letting oneself get burned before realising what happened, but this should serve to never allow ourselves to fall prey again by trusting too easily those who appear trustworthy on first glance.
It is so important for us to be aware of this, to always remember that someone who seems too good to be true probably is and if we’re not careful they will take advantage of our kindness. We must be vigilant in our relationships and never let our guard down because the consequences could be disastrous. So next time you meet someone new or reconnect with an old friend, take a step back and get to know them better before you fully trust them- because as we all know, appearances can often be deceiving.
People that go through life throwing away good friendships over greed, will never find the inner peace they are looking for. It’s a hard pill to swallow, but it’s the truth. The next time you are about to stab someone in the back, think about how it will feel when that person is gone for good. Will the gain be worth the pain? In most cases, the answer is no. So do yourself a favour and don’t be that person- the one who can’t be trusted. Be the person people can rely on.
Good friends are hard to find in today’s world, so don’t take them for granted. Appreciate them, love them, and be there for them when they need you. And most importantly, never stab them in the back. It will only end in heartache for everyone involved, assuming you have a conscience…
The bottom line? Be wary of wolves in sheep’s clothing, they may seem like the most harmless people but trust me, they are anything but!
Stay blessed everybody and have a great day.