Sunday, February 9, 2020

John 1:11-12 NIV 2011

He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God…

The Jews rejected Jesus. John 12:37, “Even after Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him.” Their rejection fulfilled Isaiah’s prophecy. John 12:38, “This was to fulfill the words of Isaiah the prophet: ‘Lord, who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?’” Paul’s words to the Romans stated all are sinners. Romans 8:23, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Though rejected, Jesus kept on and He shared the Good News with anyone willing to listen. Jesus knows the heart of every child of God.

Our pastor asked us this question today, “how do you handle rejection?” Honestly, I’ve been known to push Jesus aside when the going gets tough. Who really likes rejection? That led me to this passage and how Jesus handled rejection. I love the fact there is nothing we’ve experienced that Jesus did not experience himself. Rejection in life is a reality. I’ve come to realize that sometimes rejection may be for my own good. I am confident daily that I’m a child of God. As a follower of Jesus, He knows my heart.

What helps us handle rejection?

Children of God,

S

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