Not Casting Your Pearls before the Hogs
Mat 7:6 “Who would hang earrings on a dog’s ear or throw pearls in front of wild pigs? They’ll only trample them under their feet and then turn around and tear you to pieces!
Matthew 7:6 is also related to the matter of taking care of others. Many times when you have seen a certain truth, doctrine, or light, you tell others about it with no regard to whether they are “dogs,” “lambs,” or “wolves.” You care only for your feeling of excitement. When you talk to others about
the holy things, or the truths, and the pearls, or the experiences, you must observe the basic principle of taking care of others. You must determine whether or not people can receive what you intend to share. You must also perceive how much they can receive. In other words, when you talk to others about spiritual things, do not speak according to your feelings or desires; rather, speak to them according to their capacity to receive what you have to say.
Many times the young people have gone out to tell others about the church or about certain spiritual things they have experienced. They cared only for their feeling, not for the feelings of the others. Unfortunately, a number of times the others were dogs or hogs, unable to receive anything that was
said. Instead, they turned upon the ones sharing, trampled upon the pearls, and tried to bite the brothers. Thus, when we have seen the light concerning certain truths or have experienced certain precious things of the Lord and desire to share them with others, we must take care of those with whom we are sharing. We must ask ourselves, “Can these people receive my testimony? Can they take what I intend to share
with them?” If you take care of others, you will not share everything with everybody, and there are some to whom you will not give your testimony. This is the principle of the kingdom people in dealing with others.
Thought of the Day:
When you talk to others about the holy things, or the truths, and the pearls, or the experiences, You must determine whether or not people can receive what you intend to share. speak to them according to their capacity to receive what you have to say. If you take care of others, you will not share everything with everybody, for some are hogs, wolves not all are sheep.
Prayer Confession: Father i thank you for this Principle in taking care of others. help me be sensitive to the kind of audience i share my experiences with, that i may have results in my ministry efforts.
Further Bible Reading: Mathew: 22:5-6