Wrestling with pigs

RE Verse reading – Luke 22:66-71; 23:1-25 (day six) 
“If I tell you, you will not believe me, and if I asked you, you would not answer.”  (22:67)  Never wrestle with a pig.  An old friend used to tell me.  You get dirty and the pig likes it.  Jesus seems to agree.  In our RE Verse passage this week we see the Lord following  His own command.  “Do not throw pearls before swine.”  (Matthew 7:6)  When there is no chance for real discussion.  No true spiritual interest.  When words only fuel the argument or make a mockery of holy things,  it is better to just be silent.  Before the Sanhedrin.  Before Herod.  Jesus is the “the lamb, silent before it’s shearers.”  No panicked argument.  No words of defense.  No further attempt to clarify the case for truth.  Just calm, courageous trust in God.   I wonder whether we have this same wisdom.  Do we know when the strongest argument for God is to just be still?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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