Jesus Commandments

Posted: 15th December 2017 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship

Do Not Cast Pearls
“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” (Matthew 7:6).

In Matthew 6 Jesus just told us not to judge, yet in this commandment He instructs us for our benefit to discern the receptiveness of the audience with whom we share His gospel. Some people are not interested in God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Nor are they interested in anything that relates to the Church. Many years ago, I had a client who said, “Christianity has caused more wars and deaths than any other major institution in history.” Any attempt on my part to share the gospel at that moment would have been a waste of “life-giving” words. Even still, there are others more belligerent. Some of them even become violent at the mention of the name “Jesus.” We must guard what is sacred.

We must always remember. God is in control. We don’t have to orchestrate, manipulate, direct or coordinate any personal effort into saving people. We just need to trust in the power of His Holy Spirit. God does everything! He did it already 2000 years ago on a hill called Calvary – and He is working now!

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