Hope Is On The Horizon
My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Why art thou so far from helping me and from the words of my roaring?
Did You Know That Jesus Was Despised?
Isaiah 53:1-3, Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
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.
What does it mean to be despised?
When you are despised, you are treated with scorn, contempt and disdain: You are abhorred and treated as worthless, without value.
Contempt is bitter scorn, willful disobedience or open disrespect.
Disdain is to be scornfully rejected
Reject is to refuse to accept or use, to throw away, discard, get rid of or to disregard.
Matthew 26:66-68, What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death. Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands, Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?
Accept is to receive willingly, to admit to a group or place. To consent to pay, as by a signed agreement
- Jesus was scornfully rejected.
- Jesus was treated with disgust, many disliked Him and many rejected Jesus
- Jesus was a man of sorrow.
- Jesus was acquainted with grief
- Jesus was hit with the palm of their hands
With all that they did to Jesus, Jesus did not reject, mistreat or abhor them, Jesus accepted God's will for His life...
Isaiah 53:4-5, Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53:3, 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.
What does it mean to be acquainted with something?
When you are acquainted with something you are familiar with it. If it is a person you are familiar with that person. You know them, you have information about them because you have spent time with them.
All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him. But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.
I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly. Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help. Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion. I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
Are you acquainted with Jesus?
Do you know Him?
- Have you been scornfully rejected?
- Have you been treated with disgust, discarded as worthless?
- Have you been hit by the palm of their hands?
Jesus was acquainted with grief! What are you acquainted with? Who are you acquainted with?
- Grief is a deep sadness that was caused by bereavement, sorrow, hurt or pain.
- Sorrow is mental suffering, anguish, a cause or expression of sadness or grief.
Isaiah 53:5, But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Have you embraced the suffering of Christ?
With nails in His hands, Jesus cried for you and me
With nails in His feet, Jesus set us free
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Arise & Shine For Jesus World Missions Center