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Pearls to Pigs

Father, this morning is off to a rough start. Help my focus so that I can hear what You have for me this day. I need Your guidance and direction. Amen.

Matthew 7:6 (<<click the green)

“Do not give that which is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, for they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces. AMP (In this verse “dogs” and “pigs” represent those who despise sacred things.)

A few years ago, I would have found this verse a little more difficult to process but today’s political climate shines a whole new light on it. Now I’m not making a political statement whatsoever here. But no matter what side you find yourself there is someone on the other side. It used to be that for the most part, we could agree to disagree but boy that is surely not the case in today’s environment! Just say the wrong thing to the wrong person and “they will trample” what you threw out there “under their feet” and then “turn and tear you to pieces”!

At first glance one might get the idea that what Jesus has to say is not for everyone – but that idea is so far from the truth. The Good News of Jesus’ coming to earth to take our punishment upon himself so that we might be saved is for every single person to have ever walked upon this earth – absolutely, positively no exceptions…period!

So what is Jesus saying in this verse? There are some people that you would accomplish more hitting your head against the wall over and over again that constantly badgering them about their spiritual well-being.

Lord, you call us to not judge but you also call us to be wise – to be discerning. In regards to those who want unreservedly nothing to do with You, we shouldn’t beat them over the head with a Bible without mercy but we should keep them – and ourselves – in our prayers as we earnestly seek for opportunities where they might possibly listen to what we have to share about You. Amen.

Feb 6th, 2018, Tues, 6:56 am

No Use Hiding

The quiet of the morning seems best for me, Father, though even this “late” hour has its challenges. After a good night’s sleep, my mind is quiet and hearing Your voice is easier in that there is less to obstruct it. Enable me to listen to what You have to say to me today

2 Timothy 3:8-9  (<<click here)

Lord, thank You for the love You have extended to me. Saying thank You for the sacrifice You made for me is a paltry response, small and meager indeed. Your love truly covers a vast multitude of my sins.

This morning’s passage makes me think how futile it is to try and hide sin in our lives. The end of Numbers 32:23 says, “you may be sure that your sin will find you out.” Looking back over my life I can think of numerous times when I would have been absolutely mortified if others could have read my mind or had known what I had been doing or thinking. But I have given those things over to You to “trample… under Your feet and throw them in the depths of the ocean!” Micah 7:19  They will never be seen or heard from again – praise Your holy name!

Lord, continue helping me to be drawn to You. Only because of You can I be victorious over the sin that tries to trip me up in my walk with You. You have helped me so much in the past and continue to help me in the present. I am lost without You… I am Yours, Lord.

December 11th, Friday, 8:38 am