He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (Isaiah 53:3, Holy Bible, King James Version)
What do you think of when you hear the word rejected? In these electronic days, rejected is most often linked to a debit or credit card transaction that did not process or other denied financial application. Financial rejection is embarrassing.
Personal rejection―when one person refuses to recognize the value of another―is the worst level of rejection. Whether prompted by bigotry, social status, or misunderstanding, a deep hurt accompanies human rejection.
Jesus came to earth to do good, but he received evil in exchange. He wanted to make Himself known to more people, but they turned from Him.
Even in rejection, Jesus changed the future.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I honor You today as Lord of all. Amen.
Devotion by Violet Carr Moore