He was despised and rejected – a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned out backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care (Isaiah 53:3; NLT).
1. No one likes to be despised,
Unheard, or disregarded, Lord.
2. No one wants to be rejected,
Mocked, unwanted, or ignored.
3. No one likes to be condemned, Lord,
Judged, avoided, pushed away.
4. No one wants to be neglected,
Scorned, or shunned, day after day.
5. No one likes to be disowned, Lord,
Just as we denied your Son —
6. So, may we grow more like him,
And pour your love on everyone.
1. I am scorned and despised by all (Psalm 22:6; NLT).
2. He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law (Mark 8:31; NLT).
3. Our leading priests and other religious leaders handed him over to be condemned to death (Luke 24:20; NLT).
4. I did not hide my face from scorn and spitting (Isaiah 50:6; CSB).
5. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go (Acts 3:13; NIV).
Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. A servant girl came over and said to him, “You are one of those with Jesus the Galilean.” But Peter denied it in front of everyone (Matthew 26:69-70; NLT).
6. The Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like him (2 Corinthians 3:18; NLT).
Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them (Romans 12:9; NLT).