To share the Gospel with another is my greatest joy. It is life-giving. To quote the Bible, “the liberal soul shall be made fat and he that waters shall be watered also himself” (Proverbs 11:25). It’s true. By the grace of God, I have experienced it more than once. From experience, I am learning to better exercise discernment. Specifically, I’m learning to better discern when to share and when not to, and what to share and what not to. We, people, are not always mature enough to eat what another is cooking, and other times we simply choose not to. When it is you who feeds, you need to know the difference. Otherwise, you might waste what is holy on people who are unholy, throw your pearls to pigs, have them trample–and then yourself (Matthew 7:6). And no disrespect to any man, we have all been the “unholy” at one time or another, if not now. There is mercy for every sinner from God, there should be from us who represent him. My encouragement is that we who believe, by discernment and God’s leading, plant our seed on good soil, as opposed to every and any (See Matthew 13: 1 – 9). That is, so that we make the most of our time, not waste it, nor out of disdain for those who might reject our pearls.
“Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few;Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.”(Matthew 9: 37 – 38)