Tuesday, November 11, 2014


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.
Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down.
And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins!
But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. Isaiah 53:3-5

 Jesus was despised and rejected by men. He was acquainted and/or familiar with grief and sorrow. He showed love yet hatred was returned. He forgave yet He was accused. He was the most gentle and kindest person who has ever walked this earth however He was looked down on and withheld love from. Jesus was intensely disliked and people refused to believe in Him yet He loved and prayed for them. People spoke evil against Him and fabricated lies about Him yet He had compassion on them.

Jesus’ response to their ill will was proof that He was not like them. 

Despise defined:

·        to look down on with contempt or aversion

·        to regard as negligible, worthless, or distasteful

·        to dislike intensely

Reject defined:

·        to refuse to believe, accept, consider, submit to or make use of.

·        to rebuff, repel, refuse to hear, or withhold love from; especially : to communicate negative feelings toward and a wish to be free of

It is not always easy to be rejected by people and to feel the wrath of their dislike and disapproval of you. Oftentimes, our pain and uneasiness in these kinds of situations come from misplaced trust.

The bible says, “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.” Psalms 118:8 

We erroneously thought that just because someone was nice to us that they liked us or just because they hired us for a job that they believed in us or were for us. We trusted in their temporary behavior and disregarded the warning of our Master.   

“Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust in him.” Isaiah 36:6 

You can’t lean on, rely on, and depend on something that is broken and faulty, it will inevitably injure you at the end of the day. The world and all that dwell in darkness are broken, they must come to God to be made whole. Remember Jesus said, “Without me you can do nothing.” (John 15). When the Love of God is not in a person’s heart (spirit) they don’t possess the power to love or accept you, no matter how many temporary compliments they give you throughout the day. Stop expecting something out of them that they can’t produce. Rejection and dislike/hatred are a part of their unregenerated human nature (the nature of man without God). Don’t except apple juice when you squeeze a lemon.  Why get disappointed and dismayed (disheartened, discouraged, downcast, intimidated, depressed, distressed, and perturbed) when the world (man) reject and despises you? 

Say this with me:
“In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.” Psalms 56:11 

Don’t become trapped and ensnared by what they supposedly can or can’t do for you.  

The Bible says, “The fear of man bringeth a snare, but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.” Proverbs 29:25 

Jehovah, the El Shaddai (The Almighty God, The All Sufficient One) is your God and Father, He will provide for and protect you!

There is a remedy and safe-guard against the poisonous venom of rejection and dislike. There is a preventative vaccine that inhibits harmful effects from these arrows of destruction. You possess the greatest antidote for every bite/attack of the enemy. Jesus gave us the answer through His life and teachings. He spoke the Word of God – It Is Written…  

You don’t have to fear and settle adverse effects and the pain of rejection, you are free from that through the blood of Christ.

So rejoice and be exceedingly glad because, “ If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” John 8:36
Meditate on the scriptures in this blog and let God continue to nourish and bring complete healing to your soul.
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