I Follow After
February 8, 2017
Just A Thought For February 8
February 8, 2017
I Follow After
February 8, 2017
Just A Thought For February 8
February 8, 2017

Who Let The Dogs Out?

 

Dogs and pigs don’t get much love in scripture. The Jews considered both unclean and were therefore metaphors for Gentiles or non-Jews. Jesus said, “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” (Matthew 7:6 NKJV).

Paul picked up the metaphor where he said, “Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision’ (Philippians 3:2 NASB). He was writing these same things to the Philippians as important since he didn’t want what happened to the Galatians to happen to them—fall from the grace message. Dogs, evil workers, and false circumcision he referred to as the religious folk. These people were the ones who tried to get the Christian believers back under the law. Jesus picked Paul personally to take the message of grace to the world. Jesus preached under the law. He couldn’t violate the law as He fully fulfilled all the requirements of the law for us. Jesus used Paul to warn the believers about those religious folk who taught saved by grace and kept by the law. Somewhere someone let out the dogs. They were around in Paul’s time and in our time. So beware of the dogs.