KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 7:6 KJV” 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.”
The Lord Jesus stated clearly certain characters who are not qualified for holy things. He said holy things should not be given to dogs or swine. This is a figurative statement referring to humans with character traits as these creatures. The scriptures give the character of a dog and swine in the following verse. 2 Peter 2:22 KJV” But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, the dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire”. The dog vomits and then goes back for it. The pig after being washed clean, runs back into the muddy filth to smear itself with it. The key scripture could also be interpreted as, God will also not give holy things to people with these traits.
Now what are some examples of Holy things A Holy thing is anything given by the Holy Spirit. These may include the anointing, gifts of the Holy Spirit, divine wisdom and many more. These are holy things that come from God. What are the holy things that God allows men to give? This include giving leadership roles to certain individuals. Serving in various capacities in the house of God. It also includes giving certain vital confidential matters to such people. What character traits are similar to those of dogs or swine? These people keep going back into their sinful ways after repenting from them. They have no regard for holy things. They cannot be trusted with any good thing. This would mean getting to know an individual very well before appointing him or her into a significant office in the house of God. What kind of individual are you? Are you qualified to receive holy and precious gifts? Do you run away from sin and wrong ways, and never go back into them?
HOLINESS of life is a strong criterion to receive blessed things. 2 Timothy 2:21 KJV” If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.” Please learn from the preceding verse, anyone who purges himself or herself from wrong sinful ways would be counted worthy to be graced with holy things. Note that when God wanted a mother for His son Jesus, He chose a virgin. She had SEPERATED herself from all sinful ways. Take counsel from the following verse. 2 Corinthians 7:1 KJV “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”
There is nothing on this earth that could be compared to any of the Holy things God could adorn us with. Evangelist Francis Akwasi Amoako of blessed memory, was a swindler, pickpocket and a very notorious criminal, but when he turned to the Lord, forsaking all the vile ways, God made him a nation reformer.
Thank you, heavenly Father, for your love. I do not give your blessed things to those who have no recognition for holiness and holy things. I also set my face for holy ways and God also blesses me with supernatural blessings.
Hebrews 12:16 ISV “No one should be immoral or godless like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal. For you know that afterwards, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected because he could not find any opportunity to repent, even though he begged to repent with tears.”
Matthew 7:6 ISV “Never give what is holy to dogs or throw your pearls before pigs. Otherwise, they will trample them with their feet and then turn around and attack you.”