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.
We waste much time and effort in life deciding what is wrong with someone else and figuring out what we can do or say to help them discover and understand their problem, in our opinion. How much farther along would we be if we would just look for the things in our life that are unlike Jesus, deal with those issues and then model Christ’s love before whoever we have decided has a problem.
Whatever happened to the “Golden Rule” where we just did unto others as we would have them do unto us? If we would only model the love of Christ in front of people instead of taking the things we know and casting it in front of people I think we would be much more successful in drawing people to the Lord.
It has been rightly said that people don’t care what you know until they know that you care. It doesn’t matter how much good, true and awesome stuff you know if people are misused and abused by the one possessing the holy things and the pearls. It would seem that we often use our pearls of wisdom and knowledge as ammunition in our weapons instead of as seeds of love in our pantry.
What if we just lived a nonjudgmental life of love in front of those that would bite and rend us instead of aggressively attacking them? What a novel approach it would be to “do” instead of “know” in our relationships?
We feel justified sometimes because it is scripture we are using to attack with. The bible says in John 13:35, “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”