Don’t Waste Your Time

Daily "Words of Wisdom" from Apply“Do not give what is holy to dogs, neither throw YOUR pearls before swine, that they may never trample them under their feet and turn around and rip YOU open.” (Matthew 7:6).  

Yes, Jesus said that we are supposed to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19)[1]… but he also gave us some shrewd advice in the scripture above about not wasting our time.

Jesus reminds us that some people are such “dogs” that we don’t need to waste our timing talking to them about what is holy. Some people are such “pigs” that we shouldn’t waste our time giving them our pearls of wisdom.

The world is full of dogs and pigs, so don’t waste your time ministering to them. Don’t waste your time being friends with them.  And for sure, please, don’t waste your time being yoked together with them in business or in marriage.

Like all animals, we also love pigs and dogs.  So love them, but don’t waste your time or wisdom on them.

[1] Matthew 28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit.”