Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Journey of Spiritual Awakening: Lessons from the Prodigal Son

Don't cast your pearls before swine!

As I delve into the profound wisdom of the Bible, I often find myself drawn to the parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15. This story, rich with spiritual insights, serves as a stark reminder of the dangers of casting our spiritual pearls before swine.

I remember the words of Matthew 7:6, "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before the swine, lest haply they trample them under their feet, and turn and rend you." These words resonate deeply within me as I reflect on the journey of the Prodigal Son.

This young man, filled with youthful exuberance, ventured into the world carrying his father's wealth. He squandered it all on worldly pleasures, losing sight of his spiritual heritage. The image of him, once adorned in royal apparel, now crawling into a muddy pig pen in search of sustenance, is a powerful symbol of spiritual degradation.

In my own spiritual journey, I've learned that God entrusts us with spiritual treasures. These pearls of wisdom are not meant for those who do not value them. As 1 Corinthians 2:14 reminds us, "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."

When we share these pearls with those who do not understand their value, they are likely to trample them underfoot, and sometimes even attack us personally. This is a sobering reminder for us to guard our spiritual treasures and share them wisely.

If you ever find yourself casting pearls before swine, remember the Prodigal Son. Remember his journey from spiritual bankruptcy back to his father's house. It's a journey we all can make. It's time to leave the pig pen behind and return to our spiritual home.

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