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I like that verse: Matthew chapter 7 verse 6: "Don't give what is holy to unholy people. Don't give pearls to swine! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you." I have been in that situation in which I have given of the treasure the Word has given me whether in college or a loved one or supposed good friend, and they want to argue and dispute the living Word. So I believe that is what these verses mean. Don't waste your time with Words that are non-responsive or effective to certain people. Give the Word to ones who seek and crave understanding. And I do have some friends who like me really love the Word and we get into good discussions. I like blogging and write several scriptures and some of what you write Mike, I share with my friends on facebook and send sweet emails to friends or text ones in need. I try to use as little words and show with actions, however, me being a talker that is really hard for me at times, but I am working on it. and I keep saying in 2013 I am also going to learn to say no sometimes. No I can't do such and such today, or no I can't babysit your child at this time, and so on and so on. I want to please alot of times and it isn't doing me any good when my heart isn't fully in it and it isn't my "best" from God and to God either. I love this site as I have through the years and I thankyou Mike for your diligence!

God Bless

Lot's wife became a "pillar of salt" as she, along with her husband Lot and their two daughters were fleeing Sodom as it burned (Gen 19:26). I asked myself: Why did she turn into a pillar of salt?
I found the answer in the instructions given to them by the two angels in Gen 19:17 "As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!”

I agree with Mike's comments regarding the apparent conflict between Matthew 7:1 and Matthew 7:6. It is not in our pay grade to "judge" (in the sense of "condemning" someone (that's God's job); but we do need to use our judgment (hopefully wisdom) to discern the character of others in order to inform how we should act with them.

Also, great wisdom today on not worrying. This has been a lifelong challenge for me, but I'm better at it now than I was in prior years. My experience is that worrying decreases as faith/trust in God increases.


Dee I agree not to get into senseless arguements
With others to prove His word. Some ppl have a closed mind.
Jeff what do you me about not judging or condemning but discerning how we should act with them? I found it's who you are holding accountable? Maybe fellow friends or church goers speak up but Young adults children don't want to be corrected or hear it. It only threstens your relationship
Mike can we have a like button under each comment? . Sometimes I love their comments and would like to affirm them .
I love Phil wickham song amazing grace!

My pastor made a point though about that saying " use words only if". If you really don't use words first you may have lost the chance to tell about Jesus to them. God's words are mightier than anything!!!!

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