PEARLS ARE NOT FOR PIGS
This is the title of my first book, published in 2006. A book filled with many truths about the dignity of a believer. And those truths I want to share with you my precious sisters.
Jesus once told the story of a business man who went out to look for something of great value. He was not going to settle for anything less because he was a man of great taste. And the result? He got even more than what he bargained for. His find was so precious that he SOLD ALL HE HAD, just to possess this wonderful treasure. Read the story in Matthew 13: 45-46.
Does this sound familiar to you? Does it sound like the sacrifice God made to restore fellowship with you and I and all mankind?
The business man in this parable was looking for pearls and found one of great price. The New King James Version refers to it as BEAUTIFUL PEARLS, The Revised Standard Version calls it BEAUTIFUL JEWELS and the BBE Version calls it Beautiful Jewels.
Lady, you are a PEARL OF GREAT PRICE. You were bought with a price and God is excited each time he sees you. Pearls should be treasured, appreciated and valued. The Oxford Dictionary defines a pearl as, ‘A small hard, shiny white ball that forms inside the shell of an oyster and is of great value as a jewel; A thing that is very precious or highly valued.’
You are a pearl, dear daughter of destiny. Do not throw yourself before swine (pigs) as the scripture warns in Matthew 7:6. They will only trample them under their feet and turn around to tear you to pieces.They have no value for pearls.
Throwing pearls before pigs is offering valuable things to people who do not understand their value.
Lady, your body is the temple of God. Don’t give yourself to that smooth lipped man who has not married you and wants to fill up his tank of lust. You are throwing yourself before pigs by doing so. Your womanly treasures are too precious to be traded for material gains or ripped apart on the altar of lust.
Mary the mother of Jesus was chosen because of her chastity among other virtues to carry and bring to life the saviour of the world. Do you know that one act of illicit sex would have disqualified her for that worthy assignment?
Do not turn your body into a TESTING GROUND for lecherous hands of all shapes and sizes to ‘have their fill of touching.’
You are a pearl, lady, not a guinea pig for ungodly experiments.
Do not go to places where your gifts are not appreciated. You are throwing yourself before pigs when you do so.
Arise and take your place. Let the pearl in you sparkle!
You are a daughter of the King.