Not the crushing of those idols,
With its bitter void and smart;
But the beaming of His beauty,
The unveiling of His heart.
Ever since He stepped onto this earth as a human being, the Lord Jesus Christ—God in human form—was rejected.
The only exception was Bethany.
Regrettably, history has repeated itself ever since Christ ascended into heaven. He is still rejected by much of the world.
More disheartening, He is often rejected by His own people, contrary to their knowledge or intentions.
If you are a Christian, you too will face rejection. You will face it from those who don’t know the Lord and who are hostile to His ways.
In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.7
But the rejection that cuts the deepest is that betrayal which is inflicted by your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
If you choose to follow the Lord seriously, you will face rejection from some of God’s people.
The rejection of Jesus was foreshadowed in our Lord’s own life.
From the rough draft of Frank Viola author’s book God’s Favorite Place on Earth.