“You must not give holy things to dogs, nor must you throw your pearls before pigs—or they may trample them underfoot and turn and attack you” (Matthew 7:6, Phillips).
The Holy Spirit of God calls believers to act like oysters, not pigs. Pigs are creatures who have the ability to destroy holy, beautiful things. The oyster has the ability to take an annoyance—an agitation that he certainly could live without—and turn it into something beautiful.
"A person's wisdom yields patience; it is to one's glory to overlook an offense" (Proverbs 19:11, NIV).
When the offenses and agitations of regular everyday life come hurling at us, we have a choice! We can choose to be an oyster and turn them into something beautiful (we can do all things through Christ), or we can choose to be a pig and destroy what God calls holy and beautiful.
Which will you choose?
Copyright 2017 ANDREA HIGGINS