Matthew 7:6 AMP says, “Do not give that which is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, for they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” It took me years to understand what that scripture meant. One day it dawned on me and I understood it for myself.
I’m one who enjoys a good laugh and I love to smile. I smile when I’m at home, I smile when I’m out and about, I smile because it feels great. I enjoy joking around and one of my favorite things is a good belly laugh. The kind of belly laugh that makes you beg for mercy because your stomach muscles are cramping up.
While out and about I tend to smile at strangers and if they’ll let me, I’ll strike up a conversation in the grocery line. I noticed over the past years that some people just refuse to smile. It didn’t matter how friendly I tried to be or how brightly my face glowed. They just weren’t going to return my gesture.
Recently it dawned on me. The pearls spoken of in the above scripture are things precious to us and God. I came to realize my smile and friendly manner were precious. And so, I continue to smile, but I understand my gesture isn’t for everyone. Please don’t get me wrong. I’m aware some people maybe going through something and have a heavy heart; others may be shy or introverted. In other words, everyone has their reasons for not smiling. I, however, will continue to be me.
Is there something precious in your life? Be careful who you share that precious thing with, not everyone is able to receive. Guard it and your heart. You’ll be thankful you did.
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