November 20, 2023

Don’t Push

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” – Matthew 7:6 The third tip for leaders is don’t push. As Jesus continues the Sermon on the Mount, He gives an example to not give a pearl to a pig because the animal would think it was food and try to eat it, or even worse, step on it. This would have been an abomination since the pearl was the most treasured and valuable possession one could obtain in ancient culture. Consequently, in the Bible, it’s always synonymous with the Kingdom of God — the most sacred thing we can inherit. The practical application from the story is: others will not hear what they are not ready to hear. We can be full of wisdom, knowledge, and insight,

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