LOVED AND ACCEPTED OF MEN

One of the great desires in the hearts of most individuals is to be loved and appreciated by others. No one enjoys being misrepresented, misjudged, misunderstood, despised, and rejected of his fellow men. A careful study of the four Gospels reveals that Christ Jesus yearned to be loved and appreciated for what he was and what he stood for. He would not compromise his understanding and application of divine Principle to gain this love, but he longed for others to comprehend the law of God and its application to the solution of all human problems.

Isaiah had prophesied that when the Messiah came he would be "despised and rejected of men" (53:3). Jesus prayed that such a cup of bitter experience might not be his. He labored to prove that the people did love the truth and that they wanted the better way of Life which a true knowledge of God would bring. At one time four thousand sought him, and they loved the truth so much that they abode with him for three days. On another occasion there were five thousand. More than once a multitude thronged him, so eager were they for that which he had to give. A few days before his crucifixion multitudes went before him singing psalms and laying palms in his pathway.

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