To be “swine“ or “dogs” is in part referring to the attitude and actions of people who don’t value what Christ values. The command Do Not Cast Pearls can initially seem ambiguous, however a deeper study will reveal something that is very close to God‘s heart: the preciousness of His truth. In this episode, Nate and Gabe will talk about the great need for discernment to be able to share truth in the way that God desires.
A wonderful summation of this command can be found in the story of the prodigal son. There was a season of life where the son would’ve been characterized as “swine“ – he did not value the things of his father. It would have been a waste to try to reason with him. However his loving father waited patiently, and, at the right time, his son was ready to hear the truth and repent. May we be encouraged to pray for those in our lives who are resistant, and to look to the Lord for His perfect timing to share truth.