Christ in the Old Testament (Despised)

People would despise and reject him.

“He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem” (See Isaiah 53:3).

Here is the shameful New Testament fulfillment.

“All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this. They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him off the cliff” (See Luke 4:28–29).

Don’t you wonder that Christ dared come to us at all? And yet we read this in the Old Testament.

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners” (Isaiah 61:1)

And once more, as always, the Old Testament follows through.

Tthe scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: ‘The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.’ The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. He began by saying to them, ‘Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing'” (See Luke 4:16–21).

Imagine unleashing this truth, knowing that every thing is stacked against you? Oh, how he loves you and me!

Prayer-Lord we are astounded at your love for us; eternally grateful that you cared. Amen.

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