Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
The Lord had just previous to this spent some time gathering together seventy, followers. Immediately after finding seventy that would follow Him He gives them this command, “Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.” The Lord spent time finding people who would follow them and then commands them to go their ways because He knew the plan for their life was in place and He knew they had what it would take to accomplish His will in their life after they had accepted Him and agreed to follow Him. Their way would lead to the accomplishment of His will because they had accepted Him.
I think we are sometimes frozen in our way because we are afraid it is not the way the Lord has called us. Churches will also attempt to manipulate this fear with the old adage, if you leave here you will miss the will of God. He told the seventy to go their way, seventy different ways. It is about serving the Lord and glorifying Him in whatever path through life you find yourself on. Yes the Lord knew they would be as lambs among wolves but He also knew that greater was He that was in the seventy than he that was in the world. Although the Great Commission had not yet been given, Jesus was already training them to fulfill it.
Immediately after crossing the Red Sea the children of Israel came to Elim where there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees. Let us become like one of the seventy palm trees and like one of the seventy that Jesus sent on their way as lambs among wolves so that when someone sees me standing tall and upright like a palm tree in the midst of life’s trials and tribulations, they will know assuredly that there must be a well of life giving water near me, namely Jesus Christ.