When should someone feel obligated to reply to someone else?
Should we if they ask us for a reason of a hope that is in us? Should we if they are seeking to better understand how to stand by the Creator and we have personal knowledge that can help them do that? What if it would be in the course of a vain debate or we think directly answering what they ask will do more harm than good? What if it is someone who is a very outspoken enemy of the Creator or a demonic spirit? Is there anyone who exists who it would be wrong to say anything to because of who they are? What would technically be casting pearls before swine?
I might have felt hurt in a way lately myself as a result of being ignored or something like that, but I have got caught up in forum debate in the past and I have wondered who it was wrong to speak to in general because of who they were or personal circumstance or something like that maybe. When is it right and when is it wrong to ignore someone? When is it wrong and when is it right to reply? Any opinions? Relevant verses below?
"3:15 But set apart YHWH Elohim in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
3:16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Messiah." -http://yahushua.net/scriptures/1pet3.htm
"3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain." -http://yahushua.net/scriptures/titus3.htm
"7:6 Give not that which is set-apart unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you." -http://yahushua.net/scriptures/matt07.htm