No Pearls to Pigs

GUWG-Pearls-3We continue our journey through every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re attempting to answer the question What exactly are Christians supposed to do? by looking at 50 commands straight from the mouth of Jesus.

Here’s today’s rather intriguing command:

Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces. (Matthew 7:6)

Jesus uses graphic imagery to warn of the dangers about sharing “sacred” things (the good news) with “dogs” and “pigs” (those who are viciously hostile to the kingdom of God).

We’re called to be “wise” and “shrewd” in how we relate to others. As Jesus said later:

I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. (Matthew 10:16)

He also said:

If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet. (Matthew 10:14)

Pray for wisdom and discernment before you open your mouth. Please.

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