Summary: To show that we need to redeem the time because the days are evil, we need to share only to people who need the LORD.
Do you waste your time sharing the WORD to scorners, mockers and scoffers?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we need to redeem the time because the days are evil, we need to share only to people who need the LORD.
Ephesians 5:16 (Amplified Bible)
5:16 Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil.
Colossians 4:5 (Amplified Bible)
4:5 Behave yourselves wisely [living prudently and with discretion] in your relations with those of the outside world (the non-Christians), making the very most of the time and seizing (buying up) the opportunity.
Matthew 7:6 (Amplified Bible)
7:6 Do not give that which is holy (the sacred thing) to the dogs, and do not throw your pearls before hogs, lest they trample upon them with their feet and turn and tear you in pieces.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS because You protected us so we won't be hurt when sharing Your WORDS to people that needed You.
Don't share the WORD to dogs and swines
A. Author: Matthew (also called Levi)
B. Date written: 60 A.D.
C. Purpose: To show that Jesus of Nazareth was the kingly Messiah of Jewish prophecy.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
D. To whom written: Jews
E. Main Theme: Jesus is God's promised anointed Messiah, the King of the Jews.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
F. Keywords: Fulfilled
G. Key verses:
Matthew 16:16-19 (The Message)
16:16 Simon Peter said, "You're the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of the living God."
16:17 Jesus came back, "God bless you, Simon, son of Jonah! You didn't get that answer out of books or from teachers. My Father in heaven, God himself, let you in on this secret of who I really am.
16:18 And now I'm going to tell you who you are, really are. You are Peter, a rock. This is the rock on which I will put together my church, a church so expansive with energy that not even the gates of hell will be able to keep it out.
16:19 "And that's not all. You will have complete and free access to God's kingdom, keys to open any and every door: no more barriers between heaven and earth, earth and heaven. A yes on earth is yes in heaven. A no on earth is no in heaven."
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Do not give that which is holy to the dogs and do not throw your pearls before hogs
"Do not give that which is holy (the sacred thing) to the dogs, and do not throw your pearls before hogs,"
Holy or "hagios" in Greek meaning: sacred or consecrated.
Dogs or "kuon" in Greek meaning: dog
Pearls or "margarites" in Greek meaning: oyster pearl.
Swine, hogs or "choiros" in Greek meaning: hog, swine.
The Bible calls people with no GOD fools but the Bible also calls them scoffer, mocker and scorner.
Scoffer - one that mocks, derides or reproaches in the language of contempt
Mocker - One that mocks; a scorner; a scoffer
Scorner - one who scoffs at religion, its ordinances and teachers, and who makes a mock of sin and the judgements and threatening of God against sinners.
(Source: Webster's 1828 Dictionary)
How do we know if they will not accept the LORD?
If anyone welcomes us, they welcome the WORD of GOD. It's a test. Go to a house that will receive you and share GOD's WORD to them without hesitation but if they reject you, shake off the dust and move on to another house.
Matthew 10:14-15 (Amplified Bible)
10:14 And whoever will not receive and accept and welcome you nor listen to your message, as you leave that house or town, shake the dust [of it] from your feet.
10:15 Truly I tell you, it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.
Matthew 10:41 (Amplified Bible)
10:41 He who receives and welcomes and accepts a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives and welcomes and accepts a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.
John 17:20-21 (Amplified Bible)
17:20 Neither for these alone do I pray [it is not for their sake only that I make this request], but also for all those who will ever come to believe in (trust in, cling to, rely on) Me through their word and teaching,
17:21 That they all may be one, [just] as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe and be convinced that You have sent Me.