Matthew 7:6 (NIV) reads, “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.”
Matthew 7:6 includes an interesting warning from Jesus to his disciples about the danger of sharing spiritual truths with those who are not ready or willing to receive them.
The Importance of Discernment:
In Matthew 7:6, Jesus tells his disciples not to cast their pearls before swine or give what is holy to dogs. This admonition highlights the importance of discernment in our interactions with others. As Jewish scholar David Flusser notes, “The ‘pearls’ and ‘holy things’ here represent the spiritual teachings and wisdom that Jesus and his disciples were sharing with surrounding Galilee. This passage warns against wasting these valuable gifts on those who are unworthy or who will not appreciate their worth.”Continue reading “What Does it Mean to Cast Pearls Before Swine? Understanding Matthew 7:6”