Despised and Rejected

He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. Isaiah 53:2

Jesus was delivered here on Earth from a virgin birth, a birth that seemed ordinary and normal to many. But it anything but ordinary, it was the deliverance of The Messiah that would crush the head of Satan and conquer death forever.

Many worship pictures of Jesus made out to be a model, but we know from the scriptures this was not true. Jesus was just an ordinary man, even called unattractive. He was so ordinary when The Roman guards came to arrest him, they had to ask Jesus twice to identify himself, even though he was standing right in front of them (John 18).

He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Isaiah 53:3

Jesus was God in The Flesh (John 1:14) but yet was rejected by many including the Jewish High priests because he spoke Truth that cut them to their hearts. They wanted religion Jesus wants a relationship with us.

Everyone looked at him as The Carpenters Son, what good could ever come out of Nazareth? But they didn’t understand Jesus lowered himself below the angels not only to save us, but to show us he understands what it feels like to be us.

Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. Isaiah 53:4

Jesus was without sin, the only sinless human to ever walk the planet. Yet he took the punishment for our sins. Even though he gave us his life and gave us the gift of grace, people mocked and rejected him still.

Many religious leaders claimed Jesus was being punished by God but Jesus was following Gods will and became the atonement sacrifice to save us from our sins.

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5

The crucifixion of Jesus was brutal and horrific. But Jesus said Greater Love has no one than this, to lay down one’s life for ones friends (John 15:13)

Jesus knew the suffering he was going to endure, but he went thru it all for you. How can you reject the one who loves you this much? All he asks is for your heart in return in Jesus Name Amen


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