“He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.” John 1:10-11 NKJV
Rejection is not an interesting situation, yet it is one of the emotional experiences we would have to deal with it in life because we have been called to both the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Jesus went through rejection throughout His ministry on earth but God’s grace carried him through. One thing we must understand as children of God is that our way of life can not be pleasing to the people of the world who may turn out to be our families, spouses, children, parents, friends and colleagues, who are not in the Lord yet. It can be painful when you discover that your people reject you, one might be able to ignore rejection from outsiders but it’s a challenge to face it with our people. But we have consolation and encouragement in the Lord that even our Lord Jesus was rejected by His own too, even in the world He created, and Isaiah 53 expatiated on His level of awful rejection but in the end, he reigns the King of kings and is given dominion over all. So be admonished brethren, the grace that took Jesus through is also available for you too, just keep your focus on the cross like Jesus and not the people and God will show up to strengthen you and give you the expected end.
Lord Jesus, I ask that you sustain me in faith and make me less bothered by rejection from known and unknown people. Amen
BIBLE READINGS: Isaiah 53:5-12
IWA WIWU NINU IKOSILE
O si wà li aiye, nipasẹ re li a si ti da aiye, aiye kò si moọ. Ó tọ àwọn tire wá, àwọn tire kò sì gbà á.” Jòhánù 1:10-11
Ìkosíle kì í ṣe oun ti o mu Inu eni dun, síbe ó je okan lára àwọn ìrírí ìmolára tí a óò ní láti dojuko nínú ayé nítorí pé a ti pè wá sínú ikú àti àjíǹde Jésù Olúwa. Jesu la ikosile kọja ni gbogbo akoko iṣẹ-iranṣẹ Rẹ lori ilẹ-aye ṣugbọn oore-ọfẹ Ọlọrun mu ko la a kọja. Ohun kan ti a gbọdọ loye gẹgẹ bi ọmọ Ọlọrun ni pe ọna igbesi aye wa ko le jẹ itẹlọrun fun awọn eniyan agbaye ti o le yipada lati jẹ idile wa, iyawo, ọmọ, obi, awọn ọrẹ ati alabaṣiṣẹpọ, ti ko si ninu Oluwa. O le jẹ irora nigbati o ba ṣe awari pe awọn eniyan re kọ ọ sile ati awọn imọran Ọlọrun rẹ. Elomiran le ma ka ikosile si lati odo Ara ita ṣugbọn o jẹ oun ti o maa n dun ni ti Ara ile ba se e. Ṣugbọn a ni itunu ninu Oluwa pe; Jesu Oluwa wa je eni ikosile Lati odo ènìyàn re paapaa nínú aye ti o da, ati wipe Isaiah 53 salaye bi ikosile re ti lagbara to, ṣugbọn ni ikehin o je Oba awon Ọba , a si fun ni ase Lori oun gbogbo. Nitorinaa e gba iyanju, awọn arakunrin, oore-ọfẹ ti o mu Jesu la a ja wa fun iwọ naa. Kan gbe idojukọ rẹ si agbelebu bi Jesu, kii ṣe awọn eniyan ati pe Ọlọrun yoo ṣafihan lati fun ọ ni okun ati fun ọ ni opin ireti.
Jesu Oluwa, Mo beere pe ki o gbe mi duro ni igbagbọ, ki o ma si jẹ ki n ni imo Lara ikosile lati ọdọ awọn eniyan ti a mọ ati ti a ko mọ. Amin
BIBELI KIKA: Aísáyà 53:5-12