Devotion for Monday, May 13, 2024

“Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces” (Matthew 7:6).

We are not to be all things to all people, nor are we to become a door mat for others. You who are faithful are to revere what is holy and pure. Do not let others make a mockery of what has been entrusted to you. What this means is that we are to hold fast to what is true and if another will not honor what we believe, then do not share with them what has been given to you.

Lord, here is another paradox that I find difficult to live. You have entrusted me with holy things and I am not to let others make a mockery of them. But also, I am to love my neighbor and seek for their good. Without Your Holy Spirit keeping these things in balance, it would be impossible. Under Your guidance, all things are possible. Lead me in the way of upholding and protecting what is holy and pure.

Lord Jesus, You are teaching us many difficult things. Guide me in the way of everlasting life so that I may both keep holy what is holy, but also share what is holy with others without allow them to desecrate what is holy. You know what is before me Lord, so lead me in the way You know I need to go. Guide me by Your grace and mercy to live out all that You are teaching me. Amen