Many people feel rejected and left out in many walks in their life just as I’m sure Jesus did many years ago. In the Holy Bible, King James Version, and in Mark 6: 1, 2, 6 it tells us Jesus went to his home in Nazareth and when the Sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, “From where hath this man these things? And what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?” And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.
The people of Nazareth were curious and it stirred them; they were in awe that the man they had once known had such knowledge and greatness. They became offended of his knowledge; it might be said, “There was “jealousy” brewing among them.” I know Jesus must have felt sadness that in his own land and own people were displaying jealousy of his abilities.
Can you see how these people began their rejection toward Jesus? It begins from the mightiness of Jesus’ abilities and his knowledge. Rejection often occurs in people’s daily lives in this same manner; and if a person is talented and intelligent many times people will begin to show rejection toward the person and display envy and jealousy of their capabilities. This leaves an individual to feel rejection and pain like they’re an outcast.
In the Bible and in Mark 6: 4, Jesus said unto them, “A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.”
People will learn from these Bible readings that familiarity breeds contempt and strife among people. When people climb the ladder of success, many times others reject them because they’re moving up in their job positions and they are in awe of their success. People are to be proud of others successes in everything they do and not be jealous and envious of them; and they should have “faith” that God will bless them with a special talent too.
The Bible tells us in Mark 6: 7 – 11, And Jesus called unto him twelve, and began to send them forth two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purses: But he shod with sandals:; and not put on two coats. And he said unto them, in what place so ever you enter into a house, there abide till you depart from that place. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when you depart onward, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, “It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.”
I have a feeling that those twelve God sent out to preach received rejection too but God was with them all the way. I’m sure the group of twelve took their rejections to God and he gave them the strength and endurance to carry on regardless of the rejections brought against them.
There isn’t a person on this earth who hasn’t felt rejection at one time or another in their life but people of faith we know God is there to hear our pleas for help and he will never leave us or forsake us. People cannot allow rejection to destroy their works and leave them in darkness because they fear rejection, people must forage forward and continue to have faith and believe in God’s word.
When people are rejected in life, it hinders their works, and it can in many cases cause them to feel insecure and without hope. Think how Jesus felt as he walked in his own country among his own people and they became jealous of his knowledge and greatness, I’m sure it hindered his works too and it was discouraging for him to see such actions among those he had loved so much.
I feel sure that rejecters of other people’s works know rejection themselves and this should be as a reminder that God does not reject people regardless of what they’ve done. God is a forgiving and loving God and he will be there in their hour of need. God is almighty and he sees and knows every rejection a person goes through but he offers acceptance and approval.
Writer of this article is Barbara Kasey Smith – taken from the Holy Bible, King James Version, and Verses as stated.