MATTHEW 7:6_neither cast ye your pearls before swine…
In Biblical language, worse than a dog would be – a pig.
Matthew chapter 8 (KJV) tells of Jesus’ encounter with two demonic men. Jesus converses with the demons, “29 And, behold, they [demons] cried out, saying, ‘What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? Art thou come hither to torment us before the time?’ 30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.31 So the devils besought him, saying, ‘If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.’ 32 And he said unto them, ‘Go.’ And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.”
In Luke chapter 15 (KJV) Jesus tells of a son who asked his father for his inheritance early in life: “14And when he [prodigal son] had spent all [the inheritance], there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.“
For a Jew, feeding or caring in any way for pigs was the bottom of the totem pole. The slime in the pit. The bottom rung of a ladder – the one that is stepped on the most.
Now let’s find out what all this dog and pig stuff is about. Don’t miss tomorrow!
Great God, I am listening to You and Your Word—teach me! In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ teaches true principles of life—He teaches me!