Jesus, the Unwelcomed Lover
BEAUTIFUL POST! A TESTAMENT OF GOD’S GREAT LOVE FOR US- THAT JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED, DIED, AND WAS RESURRECTED IN ORDER THAT WE MAY BELIEVE IN HIM AND HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.
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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