Re: Verse reading–Matthew 7:1-27 (day six)
I think one of the points of Jesus’ message in Matthew 7:1-6 is that, by all means, we should love and help our neighbor, we only are to do so with great humility and discernment. In fact that is exactly how Kingdom people conduct themselves; fully aware of their own need, they make an appeal to others to enter into the Kingdom, just like Jesus has done for them. He does signal to us that we should still use discernment when casting our pearls; we should not overly invest in those who consistently reject the Kingdom of God. But here’s the deal, the assumption is that Kingdom people cast their pearls, they give what is holy to their neighbors.
You might be surprised by how many people in your neighborhoods and communities are very open to talking about spiritual things, about the Kingdom of God. So by all means, cast Kingdom pearls to your neighbor ! In fact do unto others, as you would have them do unto you!