In the days of His flesh, Jesus wasn’t just rejected by the Romans and the Samaritans; He was also rejected by His own people, the Jews. And that last rejection brought tears to His eyes; Luke 19:41ff..8
In fact, it was that rejection that got Him killed.9
Our Lord was wounded in the house of His friends.10
Even one of His own disciples who walked with Him for three years betrayed Him into the hands of sinners.11
Yes, dear Christian, if you follow the Lord Jesus utterly, you too will face rejection from some of your fellow Christians. This has been the testimony of every servant of God. And Jesus promised as much:
No servant is greater than his master. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.…12
To be rejected by a fellow believer is a painful experience.
From God’s Favorite Place on Earth by Frank Viola, author