“Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.”Matthew 7:6
Don’t share something sacred or spiritually pure with those who are not receptive.
While the message of the Bible can be good news to those who need to hear its message, not everyone is receptive to its principles. This is not a new condition, and Yeshua was also no stranger to this principle:
“An unjust person is detestable to the righteous, and one whose way is upright is detestable to the wicked.”Proverbs 29:27
“The world cannot hate you, but it does hate me because I testify about it – that its works are evil.”John 7:7
Yeshua also gives us insight as to why some people are more receptive than others.
“This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.”John 3:19-20
We need to exercise vigilance among those with whom we are sharing our insights and understanding. While those sacred pearls of wisdom that you have received from God may be priceless in your sight, they may not have the same effect on others who are not in a similar spiritual frame of reference.
Yeshua cautions us to walk circumspectly with those who are unreceptive for our own safety and well-being. He reminds us our brief time here will be better spent on investing in those who have willing and open hearts.
Don’t be reckless with the truth.