I was listening to a lady trying to explain the spiritual benefits of fasting recently on a popular national radio show recently.
This lady was speaking of a 40-day fast. She did a very good job of explaining the physical, but most of all spiritual benefits of fasting.
The show has multiple hosts, and everyone couldn’t grasp what she was saying. One of the show hosts comically ridiculed…”What I wanna do that for…go without eating?!”
There are some spiritual concepts that those who are not in relationship with God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, or who aren’t spiritually mature just WILL NOT understand.
1 Corinthians 2:14 (NKJV)
14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Even Jesus told us we must use discernment in where we plant our good seed…
Matthew 7:6 (NKJV)
6 “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.
It’s always good to plant a seed of faith…in fact it’s our responsibility, but sometimes trying to EXPLAIN and CONVINCE some people can be a waste of time.
We must always use wisdom and discernment of when, how and even why we share our faith.
When pressed, even Jesus Himself said many times, “My time has not yet come”.
Everyone doesn’t have a mind or heart to receive what you may be anxious to share.
Always be ready to share your faith, but use wisdom in how, when and where you do it.