Don’t Waste It

“Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you.”

(Matthew 7:6 NLT)

In today’s passage, Jesus compared the value of God’s Word to pearls, and sinful people who are unable to appreciate its value to pigs, the unclean animals of His day (His analogy, not mine!). Sharing the Word of God with people who don’t have the spiritual capacity to appreciate it is like throwing pearls to pigs that “will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you” (Matthew 7:6).

Any Christian, who loves the Word of God, can relate to this verse. How many times have we tried to share the Word with someone who wasn’t able to understand it only to have them twist it, turn it around or use it against us? Jesus, whose ministry it was to teach and preach the Word, experienced this firsthand and it is He who advises us not to “waste what is holy on people who are unholy” (Matthew 7:6). So the next time you feel the need to use the Word to instruct someone who’s unable to appreciate its value, remember Jesus’ advice and don’t waste it.

Don’t waste God’s Word on those who can’t appreciate its value.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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