Jesus warned His disciples about casting pearls before swine; if our audience is insincere and looking for reasons to reject or discredit the message, it may take truth we give, turn and attack us.

This is what the scribes and elders in the temple tried to do to Jesus, and so He refused to answer their question about where His authority was from.

We are encouraged not to use this as an excuse to neglect our duty to share the Gospel on the one hand, but on the other hand to realize that there are times when we should not cast our pearls before swine.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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