“Don’t give what is holy to dogs, or toss your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them under their feet, turn, and tear you to pieces.” (Matthew 7:6)
Wisdom and humility are foundations of spiritual growth. Wisdom, to know what matters most. Humility, as a reminder of how much wisdom we’re still missing.
Wisdom knows when to bide its time and hold its tongue. It knows that not every thought requires a “right now” conversation, not everyone needs to know, and not everybody even deserves to hear what you have to say.
A person uninterested in gaining wisdom and unwilling to grow in humility is a person who is still loved and valued by God. However, your precious time and hard-won insight is too valuable to waste on someone who is unable to learn because they are unwilling to listen.
So, guard your heart. Guard your words. Guard your time. Devote them to people, projects and causes that will produce a good heavenly return on your investment, because once they’ve been given away, it’s impossible to get them back the way they were.