Summary: To show that we need to endure by praying when we're suffering at unbelievers's hands
What to do when you're suffering in the hands of unbelievers?
Therefore, those who are ill-treated and suffer in accordance with God’s will must do right and commit their souls [in charge as a deposit] to the One Who created [them] and will never fail [them].
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we need to endure by praying when we're suffering at unbelievers's hands
All who see me laugh at me and mock me; they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for I am counted worthy to suffer for Your Name's Sake.
So they went out from the presence of the council (Sanhedrin), rejoicing that they were being counted worthy [dignified by the indignity] to suffer shame and be exposed to disgrace for [the sake of] His name.
But if [one is ill-treated and suffers] as a Christian [which he is contemptuously called], let him not be ashamed, but give glory to God that he is [deemed worthy to suffer] in this name.
What are the insults we receive?
A. Authors: Authorship of many is uncertain, generally attributed to King David.
B. Date written: c. 1440 to 450 B.C. ( From Moses to Ezra)
C. Purpose: 150 songs to praise and worship GOD
D. To whom written: Sometimes to GOD, sometimes to author
E. Main Themes: praise and worship, prayer and praise
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. What are the insults we receive from unbelievers?
1. laughed at me
2. mock me
3. shoot out the lip
4. shake the head
All who see me laugh at me and mock me; they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,"
1. laughed at me
a. Some instances where the LORD JESUS was laughed at:
1) When the LORD JESUS said the dead is just sleeping
He said, Go away; for the girl is not dead but sleeping. And they laughed and jeered at Him.
2) When they put a crown of thorns on His head
And, weaving a crown of thorns, they put it on His head and put a reed (staff) in His right hand. And kneeling before Him, they made sport of Him, saying, Hail (greetings, good health to You, long life to You), King of the Jews!
3) When they spoke abusively and jeered at Him
And those who passed by spoke reproachfully and abusively and jeered at Him, wagging their heads,
4) When they are making a sport of Him
And when they had [finished] making sport of Him, they took the purple [robe] off of Him and put His own clothes on Him. And they led Him out [of the city] to crucify Him.
5) When they're using harsh and insolent language towards Him
And those who passed by kept reviling Him and reproaching Him abusively in harsh and insolent language, wagging their heads and saying, Aha! You Who would destroy the temple and build it in three days,
6) When people are lovers of money, they sneered and ridiculed the LORD
Now the Pharisees, who were covetous and lovers of money, heard all these things [taken together], and they began to sneer at and ridicule and scoff at Him.
7) When they treated Him with contempt, scoffed at and ridiculed Him, even dressing Him up in bright and gorgeous apparel
And Herod, with his soldiers, treated Him with contempt and scoffed at and ridiculed Him; then, dressing Him up in bright and gorgeous apparel, he sent Him back to Pilate.
2. mock me
a. When do people mock us?
1) When they are full of pride and contempt
Let the lying lips be silenced, which speak insolently against the [consistently] righteous with pride and contempt.
2) Their lifestyle is not according to the bible
I also could speak as you do, if you were in my stead; I could join words together against you and shake my head at you.
3) When they have massed themselves together and conspired unanimously against me
[The forces of evil] have gaped at me with their mouths; they have struck me upon the cheek insolently; they massed themselves together and conspired unanimously against me.
b. Forms of mockery:
1) We have been made a song, abhorrence, standing aloof, spitting
And now I have become their song; yes, I am a byword to them.
They abhor me, they stand aloof from me, and do not refrain from spitting in my face or at the sight of me.