Is. 53:3 He was despised and rejected—a man of sorrows, acquainted with bitterest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way when he went by. He was despised, and we did not care.
Written around 700 years before Christ came to earth, this passage about Christ’s death was right on. Everything Isaiah said about how and why Jesus died is exactly what happened. Less we be critical of those who crucified our Lord, let us look at ourselves.
He was despised and rejected. We may never publicly despise or reject Christ, but in reality do we do it by the way we live life? Think about it. How much of a difference do we really let Jesus make in us? We are usually okay with the minor stuff, but what about making drastic changes in our lives? Do we let Him have His way with us by letting Him change the way we think about things? Do we let Him change our feelings about others? Do we let Him change what we believe to be true and admit that we were wrong in our understandings? Do we always choose to do things His way, or do we reject it?
What about turning our backs on Him? Be honest, now. Are you always comfortable with letting others know that you are a child of God? How many people that you rub shoulders with daily know that you are a believer in Christ? Do people at work know? Do the people you do business with know? Do your friends and neighbors know? Do you shy away from opportunities to make your faith known to others? Do you fear what others may think or do more than you do letting your faith shine?
Do you really care? Do you care that most people don’t want to deal with Christ? Does it bother you that most people do not want to hear about it? Do you care that so many negative things are being said about Him? Do care that so many show disrespect for Him in how they talk? What about those who claim to be His and yet live like they don’t, do you care?