WE TURN TO THE BOOK OF MATTHEW, to the Sermon on the Mount, to a passage that is patently strange, which emerged out of the lips of Jesus, but is to be taken deeply into consideration because it contains so much wisdom. Jesus said, “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under feet, and turn again and rend you. “This passage has puzzled many people. What did Jesus mean when He turned to them and said, “Cast not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before swine?” There is a very definite pattern of identification and evaluation in these words: “Cast ye not that which is holy unto the dogs.”
When we examine the Scriptures we find that many things relating to the Most High God are considered holy. We discover that that which emerges forth out of God is holy; that which pertains to God is holy; that which is the light and vitality of God is also holy. And as we study the Scriptures to learn more about God’s concept of holiness, we find that he also said, in Deuteronomy, “Thou art a holy people unto Yahweh thy God.” – He had chosen them to be a special people unto Himself, above all the people on the face of the earth.