He was despised and rejected— a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care. Isaiah 53:3
A Man of Sorrows
Jesus was despised and rejected by some while he was on this earth. They did not believe he was the son of God and wanted nothing more than to watch him fail. Out of their hatred for Christ, they devised a plan to kill him. This is exactly what Isaiah prophesied about. Out of Christ’s love for us came his death and resurrection. Even though we did not deserve it, his death brought about grace and forgiveness.
Christ is still rejected by men today. There are some who completely reject his teachings. Even Christians deny him by the way they live. We have all had times in our lives when we thought we knew better than god or tried to do things without god. With every sin we reject him. We are always in need of his mercy.
A Prayer to Remember
May I not reject you in the way I live my life, but instead glorify you every single day. Amen.