Matthew 7: 6
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
There are many applications of this verse to life and our Christian walk. Lets start from the natural, don't give valuable things to those that will not appreciate it. That would include giving gold jewellery to somebody that will not appreciate it. If you notice, the bible says, ' your pearl' which means anything precious to you. Have you ever given somebody something or sent them something? You don't hear from them, you have to chase them yourself to draw a thank you out of them. Did they really appreciate what they got?
Another perspective of this verse, is don't share previous dreams, visions, or experiences with those that will not appreciate it.
We need to be very careful who we share and speak certain things too.
If the Lord said this, do you not think that our Lord would apply the same principle in dealing with people? Look around you, has
the Lord brought previous people across your path? Valuable ministry gifts? Then value them and cherish them. They are in your life because you appreciate them.
Lets have a look at this scripture:
Psalm 25: 14
The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant
A secret is precious. The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him not with everybody. And it is to those that fear Him that will Lord
will show His covenant.
Brethren, we have all been victims of sharing things with those that we should have not, or given things to those that do not appreciate them.
Lets take the Word of life, and live according to the instruction of Wisdom given being discerning in who we share precious things with.
Sacrifice is a step beyond convenience. Bill Johnson