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Pearls And Pigs

  • This is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant doesn't know what his lord does. But I have called you friends, for everything that I heard from my Father, I have made known to you. John 15:12-15 WEB.

    Once while having dinner at a friend's house, one of the guests at the table was an in-law to an in-law. Though it was our first time meeting her, she was extraordinarily nosey and prying into everyone's personal life at the table. Then she offered them "life tips." Eventually, she turned her attention to Sylvia and me.

    After she thoroughly questioned us about our relationship, our family members, and our neighbors, I began to feel like we were being interrogated. It became evident that she was trying to farm some fresh gossip for later. Those who tell you about others will tell others about you after you leave. So I ended the conversation as politely as I could. This stranger was not my friend. They had no stake in my life, and I had no reason to answer their questions.

    So does the Lord with His truths. He will not cast His pearls before pigs (Matthew 7:6). He does not share His precious, life-giving truths with those who are not serious about knowing Him. When they read the Bible, they will find what they expect to find. That is why so many people just don't get the Bible, for the natural mind cannot understand spiritual things (1 Corinthians 2:14). Those are revealed to us by the Spirit. Also, the servant does not know what the Master is doing, but the friend does. Jesus said that we are His friends if we follow His commandments.

    It all begins with a relationship with Jesus. As you focus on drawing close to God and talking to Him every day, your understanding will begin to grow. You can read the same verse seventy times and not understand it, then suddenly, it will click and make perfect sense. That is when He chooses to reveal it to you. Grow in your prayer life and relationship, and you will also grow in your understanding of His word. What He shares with you depends directly on how well you know Him.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for sharing Your wisdom and knowledge with me. My help comes from the Lord, and my eyes are on You. Please grow my understanding of Your word. Guide my steps and help me make the right decisions. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you Jehovah for all you do for us all...... thank you for the desire and wisdom for your words! ❤️
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Feb 5
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Holy Spirit help me understand And absorb Gods Word. In the name of Jesus Amen 

Feb 5
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus,please help us to understand your word and thank you for all our blessings. Amen 

Feb 5
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you for being my friend Jesus we love and honor you

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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen. Thank you Lord for helping me to understand your word of wisdom and truth. 

Feb 5
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Yada (Wendy)
Yada (Wendy)

He says for us not to call them fools... but we can define who are pigs?... ♡

 

Then within His saying He lays down a pearl before all of us pigs... discerned within the spirit by the way we measure

 

He gave pure gold to the one who came to arrest Him

He laid down His Life before all watching and gave them all a saying that would lead them straight to His face 

 

So generous ♡♡♡ 

I am that pig adorned with His pearls 

He's soooooooo beautiful ✝️

Feb 5
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Thank you Jesus Amen! 

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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Lord, guide my steps and help me make right decisions in Your will. Thank you! Amen

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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Your word is absolute truth Pastor Dion.  Thank you for reminding me the importance of being sincere. God bless.

 

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Judith B
Judith Bedited: Feb 5

Good afternoon to all. I have been out for a while and now I am happy to be back. Not out of God's presence but out of this forum. Now with this new normal everyone else has a new zoom room session and online churches; there are so many other things that are tugging at our souls daily, but thank God for His grace. There are many challenges that many are faced with, but we must be able to be the exemplified Jesus to them. Many don't want the Jesus that we proclaim to have and so we cannot give them the pearls. Yet there are others who are seeking desperately to know this Jesus who lives within us through the Holy Spirit, but don't know where or how to start. So my prayer this day is for God to use us, as we present our bodies as living sacrifices, to reach out to all thoseJesus places within our reachable spaces and environments, so that we can affect their lives with the gospel of Jesus Christ AMEN

Feb 5
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, thank You for all I have learned through Your word and following Your designs. Help us to see through Your eyes and lead us in every step of the way to make  the right decisions,in Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Thank You Lord for all Your blessings, Amen. 

Truthful words Pastor, God bless you both. 

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Cindy Holcomb
Cindy Holcomb

Amen, please make your word clear to me. 

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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Help me Father to do Your will and lead others to You, Amen.

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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Thank you once again for this amazing devotion! These devotions are always on point! God bless you and Sylvia in all that you do!!

 

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Feb 5