Friday, March 15
We have all been rejected and rejection doesn’t feel good. It can be devastating. In the scripture, Jesus’ message and ministry are rejected. The Pharisees are trying to dissuade Jesus from going to Jerusalem. But Jesus doesn’t fall for their ruse. Rather, Jesus laments their hard hearts and continued dismissal of God’s prophets. However, it is in the midst of this confrontation that Jesus’ purpose becomes clear. Jesus knew that he had to fulfill his calling. He would continue driving out demons and healing people and travel to Jerusalem, no matter the danger.
Prayer: Gracious God, reveal to me my purpose in life so that when trials, tribulation, or temptation come my way, I will be constrained to follow the path God has set for my life. Amen.