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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 meeting, she was extraordinarily nosey and began 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, family members, and 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 won't cast His pearls before pigs (Matthew 7:6). He doesn't share His precious, life-giving truths with those who aren't serious about knowing Him. When they read the Bible, they will find what they expect.

    This is why so many people don't get the Bible. The natural mind cannot understand spiritual things (1 Corinthians 2:14). Those are revealed to us by the Holy 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, and then suddenly, it will click and make perfect sense. That is when He chooses to reveal it to you.

    So 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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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck My eyes and thoughts are are upon you Father, Amen!
November 9, 2022
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton 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! ❤️
November 9, 2022
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

November 9, 2022
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

November 9, 2022
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

November 9, 2022
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Amen

November 9, 2022
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

November 9, 2022
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen!

November 9, 2022
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: November 9, 2022

Amen.  Heavenly Father,  i choose You.  To be the best friend & more.  AMEN

November 9, 2022
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Lord Jesus I accept Your wisdom and knowledge in Jesus Name.  Thank You for Your word.  Amen 

November 9, 2022
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Heavenly Father,please lead and guide us with wisdom and knowledge of your words. Amen 

November 9, 2022
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

November 9, 2022
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Janet Sorensen
Janet Sorensen

As a writer, I'm so impressed that you can post one of these EVERY DAY and they are all different, compelling and well written. I guess God is helping you!

November 9, 2022
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

I agree, Janet, and Praise the Lord for His leading and gift to Pastor Dion. Thank you for each day's encouragement!

November 9, 2022
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen !

November 9, 2022
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Please Lord God help me to get to know You better. In Lord Christ Yeshua's name I pray this, Amen. 

November 9, 2022
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen, Please Lord open my mind to your written words when your timing is perfect in my life, Lord help me and my family to be more like you, In your name I ask, Amen

November 9, 2022
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

November 9, 2022
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Guide me to Your will in my life, Father. Amen!

November 9, 2022
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Lord, Thank You for sharing Your wisdom and knowledge with me. Guide my steps and decisions. Amen

November 9, 2022
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! Thank you so much, Pastor Dion, for your comforting words of wisdom, the Hl. Spirit is with you and speaks through you!! I'm so blessed to be under your teachings and ministry!!! (h5) (L)

November 9, 2022
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

November 9, 2022
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

November 11, 2022