Beloved. Do not be surprised when men do not agree with you and even despise you for your faith.
They have been asking through millennia, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?”
It is the foolish things of the world that confound the wise, Dear One. Not foolish as in “foolhardy” or “unintelligent”, but the world considers you “foolish” if you do not conform to their ways and agree with their beliefs.
Your Savior was despised, held in low esteem, and rejected of men. But the Lamb of God did not open His mouth to speak against them for it was all MY plan of salvation.
I know what you are feeling, Dear One, when you are ridiculed or shunned. Many simply ignore you or consider you of little importance.
Don’t be discouraged, My Love. It is the way of the world. You belong to Me, Beloved. So do not overcome evil with evil, but overcome evil with good.
You are of utmost importance to Me, My Warrior Bride. You are My Light shining in the darkness. The world will never love you, but always remember that I love you.
You are the apple of My eye. You are the Child of the King. Ignore the words spoken against you and turn the other cheek.
For one day, I shall recompense all wrong doing. I have chosen the ones the world calls “foolish” to confound the wise; the weak things to confound the mighty.
Love your enemies, and you shall be called Sons and Daughters of the Most High. Be merciful as I AM merciful. It is My Love working in you and through you that shall draw all men unto Me.
Arise and shine, Beloved. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. You are My Separated One, holy and consecrated unto Me. Carry on, My Soldier, a little while longer.
The race is almost over, and oh, how you shall be rewarded!!
Strong’s #3480: Nazarite = “One separated”
A title given to Jesus in the NT; a name given to Christians by the Jews, Acts 24:5
“And Jesus came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, ‘He shall be called a Nazarene,'” Matthew 2:23.
“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,”Isaiah 53:3.
“But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: that no flesh should glory in His presence.
But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: that, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord,”1 Corinthians 1:27-31.
~Deborah Waldron Fry