Trampling on Pearls

Matthew 7:6, ““Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.”

You cannot help people with God’s holy ways or His righteous words if they do not want to hear.  They will just trample over all of it and thus put themselves in a place further away from God. They may also turn on you in rejection and persecution as well.  This is another good reason to keep from judgment and criticism of others and let the Holy Spirit do the convicting of sin, righteousness and judgment (John 16:8).

Did you ever notice that Yeshua Jesus never “chased” anyone down and forced them to believe in Him.  When anyone decided to turn away from Him, He just let them go. Yeshua Jesus invited the rich young ruler to leave all and follow Him, but that man turned away and went home (Matthew 19). Yeshua Jesus intimate relationship was with those men who decided to follow Him. He ministered to those who came to Him and those who asked Him.  He taught those who came to hear.  He spoke truth with authority and no compromise, but He did not force people to listen and receive.

We do see how Yeshua Jesus did hold fast to truth when confronted by the Pharisees and Saducees.  In those situations, He did throw His pearls of wisdom and treasures of heaven to them, and they did trample them and come after Him to kill Him.

This should be a good lesson when it comes to evangelism.  If the person is not ready to receive, it may not be the time to speak.  But, when confronted, always hold fast to the truth regardless of consequences.  I must say that in my compassion to share the truth that saves, I have made this mistake.  My heart was right in wanting everyone to know Yeshua Jesus and His Word. But in most cases where people were not ready to receive, they become offended instead of receptive.  Lord, forgive me and heal their offended souls that they might come to You and receive the pearls of wisdom and treasure of heaven from You personally.  But make me bold to hold fast to truth when confronted and willing to face the consequences.

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