All who see me mock me

But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by mankind and despised by the people. All who see me mock me; they make mouths at me; they wag their heads; “He trusts in the Lord; let him deliver him; let him rescue him, for he delights in him!” Psalms 22:6-8

I guess you could make a case that today’s verses were about David but I think it would be a tenuous case at best. David was loved by the people. In fact the only one who despised David was Saul. Even Saul’s son Jonathon loved Davis. No, I think David was writing about the coming Messiah.

Jesus on the other hand while he had numerous followers had a Jewish mob against Him as He was tried before the priests and Pilate. Jesus was mocked during the arrest, trial and events leading up to and including the crucifixion. Luke in chapter 23 verses 25 to 37 writes about both the Jewish rulers and Roman soldiers mocking Jesus. Mark also tells us about the Priest and soldiers mocking Jesus but adds that the crown also mocked Jesus, Mark 15:16-20, 29-32. Then we have Matthew who along with the crown and priests mocking Jesus adds the two robbers who were crucified next to Jesus. Most of the accounts indicate that the mockers quoted today’s verses in some form.

The mocking has not stopped. One need only read some of the popular books by today’s atheists or read an atheist blog to see that not only Jesus but all Christians are mocked. Once again it by those who think they are intellectually superior to those of us with religious beliefs that do the mocking. They cannot comprehend how an intelligent person could believe in Jesus. What I have found to be true for just about all of the mockers is a serious lack of knowledge of what the Bible actually says. They take words out of context. They use things they think the Bible says and they never take the time to go deeper into the culture at the time of the writings or what the words meant in the original languages. Such research takes time and it is more fun to mock than research. And you have all your followers egging you on and making your feel important. The crowd never has a conscience.

What do believer need to do? We need to when possible educate other as to what the Bible actually says but do so in love. We need to show the love of Christ as we engage the non-believer. Some will of course never believe but we should never stop proclaiming the Good News. That is what Jesus commands us to do. Yes we will be mocked but that is a small price to pay if we manage to get even one soul to commit to Christ.

Have a blessed day,

David

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About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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2 Responses to All who see me mock me

  1. John Paine says:

    Great post! I’ve been seeing more use of the term “post-Christian” in describing our culture. Hugh Ross wrote recently that we are moving from post-Christian to anti-Christian. He suggests exactly as you do that we need to always be prepared to give a reason for the hope. It does take considerable work, but results in unspeakable joy for the student of the Bible. God bless and thank you!

    • dwwork says:

      John, Thanks for the encouragement. In today’s culture every Christian needs to be able to let others know about Christ and we have to start much more basic than ever before. When I was growing up at least most people accepted that there were absolute truths and that God existed, not today. Have a blessed day and keep up the great work. David

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