We all want to be liked, and it is especially hurtful when we are doing our very best but people still find fault with and criticize us. Consider how Jesus must have felt: Everywhere He went He was doing good, yet the scribes, Sadducees, Pharisees, Priests, Herodians, and even His own brothers and sisters criticized Him. However, despite His critics, Jesus remained focused on His mission and He would not let the reproach or the rebuff of the haters distract Him from doing what His Father sent Him to do.
Copyright © Dr. Mark E. Hardgrove 2017
All rights publishing rights are retained by the author. PDF files may be printed and copied as needed for use in the local church, but may not be sold. The name of the author must be retained on all copies. Dr. Mark E. Hardgrove"