Trampled On and Torn to Pieces
“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 then turn and tear you to pieces.”
I have heard several viewpoints concerning this particular scripture, but none so moving as the reference to believers choosing not to walk in love.
Is it possible this scripture is referring to our God-given ability to love each other? Jesus commanded us to love one another as he loved us (John 15:12). Since you and I have been commanded and empowered to love each other by God, what happens when we don’t?
Instead of loving each other we judge, criticize, and allow ourselves to be offended. When this happens, is it possible that we are taking the Holy things (love) and casting them before dogs (spirits) and swine (demonic) to be trampled on? Not only is the love of Jesus trampled on, but we have cast off the only thing that protects us. According to this verse, we can actually allow the enemy to tear us to pieces.
Read the scripture again, but this time pay special attention to the underlined portion: “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 then turn and tear you to pieces.” Matthew 7:6
The love of God is the most sacred thing we have! When we choose to walk away from, and throw down the love of Christ, we give permission for demonic spirits to crush and violate us. Love is the most effective shield of protection we have as believers. Let’s not give the enemy an opening to trample on us, or access to tear us to pieces. We all know that love builds up and encourages others, but have you ever pondered the protection it offers you as well?
Consider how you love today!