Matthew 7:6 - Neither Cast Ye Your Pearls Before Swine.
Mat.7:6; Neither Cast Ye Your Pearls Before Swine.
Mat 7:6 (KJV) Give not that which is holy unto the dogs,
neither cast ye your pearls before swine.
This verse does not mean that the blessings of the gospel are
not to be offered to the Gentiles, but rather that spiritual
mysteries should not be pressed upon those who are either unready or
unwilling to accept or appreciate their value. [Believer's SB]
Jesus here refers to a class who have no desire to escape from
the slavery of sin. By indulgence in the corrupt and vile their
natures have become so degraded that they cling to the evil and will not
be separated from it. The servants of Christ should not allow
themselves to be hindered by those who would make the gospel only a matter
of contention and ridicule.
But the Saviour never passed by one soul, however sunken in sin,
who was willing to receive the precious truths of heaven. To
publicans and harlots His words were the beginning of a new life. Mary
Magdalene, out of whom He cast seven devils, was the last at the Saviour's
tomb and the first whom He greeted in the morning of His
resurrection. It was Saul of Tarsus, one of the most determined enemies of the
gospel, who became Paul the devoted minister of Christ. Beneath an
appearance of hatred and contempt, even beneath crime and degradation, may
be hidden a soul that the grace of Christ will rescue to shine as a
jewel in the Redeemer's crown. MB129,130