Jesus, the Unwelcomed Lover


On this Holy week where we are directed to reflect on the unwavering love of our Savior, The LORD Jesus Christ, our brother In Christ Joe Quatrone, Jr. has graced us with this powerful post. I pray that your personal experience with the Cross and the resurrection of Christ Jesus will enrich your spirits with more grace, power and courage to trust in Him even more.
God bless you all.
Stay in the race!
Darrin

Joe Quatrone, Jr.

red-love-rejectionHave you ever had your love rejected? It hurts when someone rejects your love, whether you are 13, 23, or 73 years old. Oh, the pain of rejected love!

In today’s passage, I want you to see how Jesus’ love is often unwelcomed and rejected. But before we read our text, let me review the context and setting. Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem to be crucified (v. 22). The opposition against Him was growing stronger and more vocal. The common people loved Him and heard Him gladly, but the religious crowd hated Him because He exposed their hypocrisy and wickedness. Let’s pick up with Luke 13:31-35:

At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to Him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill You.”

He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people…

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