Pearls To Pigs Why do you think Jesus said that ? Matthew 7:6 "Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces. Wow! Jesus uses really strong language here. At first, he seems to be breaking the very command that he gave about being non-judgmental. But instead, Jesus is reminding us that being non-judgmental does not mean we are undiscerning, wasteful, and silly. We are to recognize that there are some people so hardened to receiving the message that they will not listen; we are to quit wasting our time in trying to convince them. There comes a time when we have to brush the dust off of our feet and move on . The bottom line, however, is that there comes a time when we realize that people will not hear the Gospel message. Their repeated determination not to hear and their unwillingness to respond don't mean we are to try harder, but simply to try elsewhere! Being a nonjudgmental person does not mean we refuse to "see the handwriting on the wall" and keep wasting our efforts on those who refuse to hear. Like we say the words have fallen on deaf ears. That is not to say that maybe down the line all is not lost but to say that the seed has been planted and we have done our part. Jesus chose these words to help us understand that some things we just have to leave and move on .