It's really not that I'm right or even about me being right... It's just that God IS... and because He is, it is on His word that we can stand. It comes down to who or where we want to place our trust.
I know that MY God is faithful to those who love Him and do their utmost to put Him first in their ordinary, everyday lives... the big and the small, the laundry and the dishes, the getting up and going to bed... You'd be amazed what God will do when you actually put Him first and include Him in your life!
It starts out small and with each step of faith we take, with each opportunity to trust and trust more, comes clearer thinking, freedom, a purer heart, peace, and abundance of life itself.
You do not need to fight all your battles! That is God's job! And He is faithful to those who love HIm. Time after time after time we are given examples in the bible of victory for those who stand WITH God.
Take heart and if you are being persecuted or condemned by anyone or indeed anything (our own thoughts can condemn us if we let them), please think, ponder and mediate on this...
Directly after telling us to deal with our own issues first in Matthew 7, the writer goes on to say in verse 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." (NKJV) or “Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you." (NLT) or “Don’t be flip with the sacred. Banter and silliness give no honor to God. Don’t reduce holy mysteries to slogans. In trying to be relevant, you’re only being cute and inviting sacrilege." (MSG).
From the commentaries I have studied (and please DO study it for yourself!), it simply means that YOU yourself are holy in the eyes of God, through your confession to and acceptance of Jesus and what He did for you, and that you should not waste your time trying to convince those who do not see it nor want to accept you as that. You won't win. Some people just don't want to see the truth or the change. Take care of your own stuff and let your fruit grow. Stay true to who God created you to be.
When you come against adversity, which you will, TRUST God and KNOW that IF you are building your life on God's word you HAVE a solid foundation. He gave us a Saviour AND a helper... Allow the Holy Spirt and God's word to guide you... You WILL be safe!!!